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Bowing to pressure: Iran grants women spectators access to sporting event

James Dorsey | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Iran, bowing to external pressure, has allowed women spectators to attend a premier international men’s volleyball tournament on ...

14 Iranian Artists Explore Just How Complex Identity Can Be

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2017 | Arts

Featured below are 14 portraits of women by contemporary artists of Iranian descent. Many, however, conceal as much as they reveal, whether they are d...

Iranian Grandmother Detained At LAX Has A Message For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

A 75-year-old Iranian woman who was detained after flying to the U.S. to visit her grandchildren says she still loves Americans. Marzieh Moosavizadeh...

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Stories of Women In Iran

Nina Ansary | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books
Nina Ansary

I grew up in Iran with two very different grandmothers. As a young girl, I took at face value the fact that one of my grandmothers was a devout woman who never left her home without wearing a head scarf, and the other was a Western-educated progressive-minded woman who didn't think twice about swimming topless in the family pool. Yet both women were forces to be reckoned with and by no means subservient.

A Gorgeous Journey Through '100 Years Of Iranian Beauty'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.19.2015 | Style

Cut's "100 Years of Beauty" series has looked at both black and white American women's beauty transformations throughout the years, and now they're ta...

Iranian Women's Magazine Accused Of Promoting Un-Islamic Views

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion

One of Iran's top women's magazines is facing charges for the second time. Iran's Press Court is putting Shahla Sherkat, the editor of Zanan magaz...

Artist Creates Eerie Portraits From Censored Product Packaging In Iran

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

In a striking photography project titled "Absent Portraits," an artist by the name of Mr. Toledano devised an interesting method of addressing censors...

Iranian Women's Movement Strangled By Restrictions

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

What has happened to the courageous Iranian women's movement of dissent that gave inspiration to the protests of the Arab Spring uprisings?

Iran's War On Women Students May Backfire

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In the coming academic year, 36 universities will implement exclusion of women from 77 fields of study. The government, which has distanced itself from the recent education bans introduced by universities, risks a backlash.

How Single Women Are Slowly Gaining Acceptance In Iran

The New York Times | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

TEHRAN - When Shoukoufeh, an English literature student from a backwater town, set out to rent an apartment for herself here in the capital, she first...

Sanctions on Iran from the Point of View of Its Women

Maryam Zar | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Maryam Zar

Although sanctions imposed on a nation labeled "rogue" may make some senators more secure about their reelection prospects, they affect people on the ground in a tragically adverse way. For most women, they make life in a sparse economy even more arduous.

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.

Iranian Women: We Feel Cheated, Frustrated, And Betrayed (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Look closely at the images of mass demonstrations taking place in Iran this week and you will see them: thousands of brave Iranian women taking to the streets to protest an election they feel was stolen.

Iranian-American Tells Why He Believes Ahmadinejad Got More Votes (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

I drove over to see my friend Ahmad. I figured he would say he was pro-Mousavi and very eager to see Iran revert back to the modern country it once was. I was wrong on both counts.

President-elect Obama Should Engage Iranian Women Calling for Change

Soona Samsami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Soona Samsami

Iran's monopolistic, suppressive, dogmatic, misogynous, and terrorist political regime strives to preserve and expand the velayat-e-faqih (absolute rule of the clergy).