Iranian Officials Believe Kim Kardashian Is Attempting To Subvert Islam

According to a recent report, Iranian officials are convinced that the pages of Instagram models are being used as a tool to infiltrate and subvert the modesty-based values of Islam, and

Bronwyn Isaac | May 17, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Iran’s First Female Surfers Are Breaking Ground & Braving Waves

Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, Iranian diver Shalha Yasini, and Irish pro surfer Easky Britton are the first women in Iran to take up surfing. Marion Poizeau’s documentary “Into The

Claire Hannum | March 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Iran Freaks Out Over Actress’ Kiss On The Cheek At Cannes

Iranian actress Leila Hatami got a kiss on the cheek from Gilles Jacob, the president of the Cannes Film Festival, and all hell broke loose. Iran’s deputy minister of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

6 Young Iranians Arrested For “Happy” Music Video Finally Freed

Police in Iran arrested six young adults over the weekend for posting a music video on YouTube in which they dance and lip synch to “Happy.” Tehran’s police chief reportedly…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Lois Pryce, Who Took A Solo Motorcycle Adventure Through Iran

When most people visualize their dream vacation, Caribbean beaches and margaritas on a lounge chair come to mind. For British writer and cyclist Lois Pryce, however, her dream trip equated…

Claire Hannum | November 22, 2013 - 9:20 am

Iranian Woman Disqualified From Council Seat Because She Is “Too Attractive”

Nina Siahkali Moradi won an alternate seat in Qazvin, Iran city council elections fair and square. But male colleagues agree she’s “too attractive” to join them and have disqualified her from…

Daley Quinn | August 19, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Iranian Swimmer Elham Asghari Can’t Get Time Recorded Because Her Swimsuit Is “Too Revealing”

Imagine being an athlete at the top of your field and not being recognized by the authorities for your accomplishments simply because you are a woman. This is the problem…

Jessica Wakeman | July 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: My OBGYN Visit In Iran

As I am getting ready to leave for the doctor’s office, Auntie Shadi gives me a warning: “Now don’t expect to be seen exactly on time. This is not America.”

Bahar Anooshahr | May 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Chicago Public Schools Pull Graphic Novel Persepolis

Update, 5:15p.m.: Chicago Public Schools have rescinded the order to yank Persepolis from the shelves. This is great news! [Chicago Tribune]

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is one of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 4:20 pm
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