Despite some obvious limitations, Tehran's version of "Happy" still achieves its purpose by spreading some good old-fashioned joy. In the process, the group of young Iranians are also dispelling stereotypes.
I don't want to sit here and pretend I know what you're thinking and what your songs mean. So can you tell me something? Can you tell me what this song means? Can you tell me how I, as a woman, am supposed to escape in it?
I don't care about racists. What I do care about is the human experience and our endless opportunities to grow. I care about how the pain we endure can cause us to be more loving and true to ourselves.