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Of Air and Freedom -- Going for a Run in Tehran

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Maryam Zar

This morning as I was jogging I remembered what it was like to go for a jog in Iran. The stifling plastic garment called a "badgyr" (wind catcher) I had to wear over my body in order to look gender neutral, lest the gaze of a male graze my way.

New Afghan Law Allows Shia Men To Deny Their Wives Food For Disobeying Sexual Demands | Jon Boone in Kandahar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands...