The Islamic Republic of Iran stumbled into making headlines around the world. In , the government brutally repressed demonstrators who took to the streets to dispute the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The demonstrators were mostly young people, many from the educated middle class. This time, elements of society that have traditionally been loyal to the government are angry and want change.
Iranians share stories of sexual harassment, abuse on social media
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Skip to content. Two Iranian women take a selfie outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran, Iran, on July 2, The incident haunts her to this day. She was encouraged to speak up after seeing other Iranian women posting similar accounts online, said Omatali, who is now in her late 30s and lives in Washington, DC, where she works as an educator with a nonprofit. The artist has denied the accusations. In recent days, dozens of Iranians, most of them women, have come forward on Twitter to share their stories of sexual harassment, assault and abuse. The posts have gone viral, sparking public outrage in Iran and abroad.
Gay Life Stories
Drawing on ethnographic encounters with self-identified gay men in Iran, this book explores the construction, enactment, and veiling and unveiling of gay identity and same-sex desire in the capital city of Tehran. The research draws on diverse interpretive, historical, online and empirical sources in order to present critical and nuanced insights into the politics of recognition and representation and the constitution of same-sex desire under the specific conditions of Iranian modernity. As it engages with accounts of the persecuted Iranian gay male subject as a victim of the barbarism of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the book addresses interpretive questions of sexuality governance in transnational contexts and attends to issues of human rights frameworks in weighing social justice and political claims made by and on behalf of sexual and gender minorities.
Everyone here goes naked. I don't mean without their clothes as this is the Islamic Republic of Iran, but underneath all those layers and veils, underneath knickers and tights, vests and chadors, Iranian women - and men - have no pubic hair. And so, although Iranian women sport the most splendid eyebrows in the world, the luxuriousness that is trained into perfect black arches above is not welcome down below. Down below is meant to be hairless.