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LOOK: What Does This Say About Gender Equality In Iran?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, may have pledged to promote women's rights and recently nominated a female vice president. But, if a striking im...

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?

Asian Football Confederation Puts Iran on the Spot on Women's Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Iranian women soccer fans have set their hopes on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to return them to the terraces after having been banned from stadiums for years to prevent them from looking at men's bodies.

How I Know Women Will Change The World

Azar Nafisi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Azar Nafisi

This story which I heard as a little child and have returned to, written and talked about through different stages of my life, reveals many insights, among them how women throughout history have been the canaries in the mine.

Mousavi Vows To Back Women's Rights If Elected In Iran

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has vowed to review laws that discriminate against women in Iran if he wins an upcoming election....

Iran: Arrested Women's Rights Activist Begins Prison Term

Care2.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On June 12, 2006, 70 Iranian women's rights activists were arrested for helping to organize a peaceful protest demanding the revision of discriminator...

First Person Artist: Defiant Iranian Painter Abelina Galustian

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

First Person Artist is a weekly column by artist Kimberly Brooks in which she provides commentary on art and the creative process and showcases arti...