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Iranians Question Tradition on Sex, Virginity and Marriage

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Most traditional and religious Iranians, particularly those who live in smaller provinces, believe that women must save their virginity for marriage. ...

The Erotic Republic of Iran? Not Really

Holly Dagres | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

Why is it such a surprise that a sexual revolution exists amidst the "Ayatollahs, religious fanaticism, veiled women" in Iran? Did Orientalism get in the way of depicting the people of the Islamic Republic as progressive in the realm of sexuality?

World Cup Qualifier: A Battle for Iranian Women's Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 12.22.2012 | Sports
James Dorsey

When Iran beat favourite South Korea last week in a 2014 World Cup qualifier, it was not the only battle being fought in Tehran's Azadi stadium. So was the fight for the right of women to attend soccer matches in the Islamic Republic.

Did Iran Really Just Ban Women From Universities?

Adam Pourahmadi | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Adam Pourahmadi

If you are like me and believe in the power of education, the thought of women being denied the right to learn is frightening.

Iranian Female Ninjas Suing Media For Defamation

Posted 03.29.2012 | World

By Kristin Deasy, GlobalPost A group of Iranian female martial artists have hit out at Reuters over a report that allegedly described them ...

Iran Set To Stone Woman To Death For Adultery

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Authorities in Iran said Sunday they are again moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery...

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.

Iran's Women: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Azar Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azar Nafisi

Iranian women have once more become the standard by which degrees of freedom can be measured. Their resistance will not only shape Iran's future, but have far-reaching effects on Muslim countries and the way Islam is defined.

Iranian Women Poised for Major Setback

Shayan Ghajar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shayan Ghajar

While purporting to hold the values of Islam and the 1979 Revolution sacrosanct, the current actions of the Iranian government demonstrate that when threatened, they are willing to turn their backs on both and erase the decades of struggle that improved the status of women in Iran today.

Iran to Review Woman's Stoning Verdict

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The lawyer for an Iranian widow sentenced to be stoned to death for an adultery conviction expressed cautious optimism Saturday a...

Iran Warns Suntanned Woman That They May Be Arrested

AOL News | Mara Gay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Suntanned women are defying Islamic values and will be arrested, an Iranian police chief said, according to The Telegraph....

Iranian Cleric: Promiscuous Women Cause Quakes

AP | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. Iran is one of th...

Iran's Economy Forces Women To Hawk Trinkets On Subways

GlobalPost | Iran GlobalPost Correspondant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The train stops at Tehran's 7-Tir station. Doors open and a rush of female passengers elbow their way inside the woman-only wagon. On ...

In Iran Women Race Ahead, But Still Face Gender Block (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Iran, women have made remarkable strides in education in the last decades -- 65 percent of college undergraduates are female and 70 percent of gr...

Iran's Women A Driving Force Behind Green Movement

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Her eyes, wide open, she seemed to be staring into nothingness as her body was drained of its blood. The world watched Neda Agha-Soltan, a 26-year...

Beautiful Iranian Women Pivotal In Iran Election Coverage (VIDEO)

Women News Network | Latoya Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Latoya Peterson | Women News Network With reporting opportunities strictly limited in Iran, images of Iran women carry the narrative. Much of the med...

Faces Of Iran

The Guardian | David Parkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a horrific irony that Neda Agha Soltan should become an icon of Iran's struggle in the same week a sensitive study of the Iranian female face ...

Iran Election Puts Women's Rights In Focus: Gallup

Gallup | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attention women's rights have received during Iran's presidential campaign has galvanized the country's electorate ahead of this Friday's election...

Zahra Rahnavard: Iranian Presidential Race Altered By Mousavi's Wife

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The crowd of young Iranians roared their approval as a group of burly men led the speaker to the stage. When the cordon of men opened up, it wasn't on...

Iran Arrests Porn Stars

The Guardian | Robert Tait | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in Iran have arrested a group of mostly female actors who were making pornographic films, a crime that carries the death penalty under the coun...