Monday, May 23, 2016


The Green Revolution did not get enough support and eventually died. Now Iranian women are defying the mullahs in stealthily shedding their hijabs; men are donning drag in solidarity. They are sharing images on Facebook page “My Stealthy Freedom”.

UPDATE: (...)The social media campaign against the compulsory hijab she launched two years ago has almost a million followers. “The Government wants to create fear but women have found their own way to freely walk in the streets of Iran or drive without covering their heads. It is a serious cultural war between two lifestyles. For women, their hair is their identity and making it short to just avoid the morality police is really heartbreaking, but in a way, it is brave,” Alinejad said. “The head scarf issue often features prominently in the constant tug of war between hard-liners and Iran’s youth society. Iran’s laws require that all women, from the age of seven when they start school, cover their hair out of a traditional respect for culture and morality. But so far, Iranian women are brave to break this discriminatory law.” Iran recently arrested several women who shared photos of themselves in public with their hair uncovered on Instagram and other social media. Fearing similar repercussions, many women have now made their profiles private. A politician was disqualified from Iranian parliament after photos purporting to show her in public without a headscarf emerged, despite her insistence they were fake. (More)

June 6, 2014

Men of Iran Defy the Mullahs by Donning Drag

As the government regime in Iran continues to enforce strict social mores, citizens have taken to social media in drag as a means of supporting Iranian women. Iranian men have taken to dressing as Iranian women to protest the government’s harsh policies restricting women from the public sphere. These unusual photos have gone viral on social media, with the Facebook page gaining nearly 80 thousand “likes” in just two weeks. What’s most surprising about these photos is that women do not appear in any of them. In this role reversal, the men dress as seductive women, along with the slogan “secret male liberation of Iran.” (Source) (Facebook page)

May 19, 2014

Women of Iran Defy the Mullahs in #MyStealthyFreedom

May 16, 2014

  • Stealthy Freedom on Facebook
  • Great photo stream of #StealthyFreedom on Facebook

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