Posts tagged "iran"

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

Iran Considers Requiring Single Women To Get Permission From Father Before Traveling Abroad

Iran will consider a parliamentary bill that will require single women to receive permission from a guardian, usually their father or brother, to travel abroad. Married women in Iran…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Iran Bans Women From 77 College Courses

This coming academic year, 36 universities in Iran have announced that 77 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences courses will now be “single gender” and therefore only available to…

Daley Quinn | August 22, 2012 - 9:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Iranian Woman Might Be Hanged Instead Of Stoned To Death

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, may be hanged instead. She was allegedly complicit with her lover in murdering her…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Bravo Announces “Shahs Of Sunset,” The Persian “Jersey Shore”

The “Jersey Shore” knockoffs are here! “The Shahs Of Sunset,” a new reality show about Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles, will be developed by Bravo and Ryan Seacrest’s production company, they…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2011 - 2:20 pm

WTF: Iran To Ban Female Soccer Fans From Live Broadcasts

Women in Iran are already banned from watching soccer matches in stadiums, and pending government approval, Iranian women may soon be banned from watching soccer games aired live in movie…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Iran Might Not Execute Adulteress After All

The head of Iran’s High Human Rights Council said the country may not execute Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a mother of two sentenced to death for adultery. It seems that human…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Carla Bruni Told She “Deserves To Die” For Supporting Iranian Woman Sentenced For Adultery

Avid readers of Today’s Lady News have no doubt been following the story of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death for adultery. Ashtiani…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Iran Calls French First Lady Carla Bruni A “Prostitute”

A state-run newspaper in Iran called Carla Bruni, the French first lady, a “prostitute” after she penned an open letter to an Iranian woman who is facing the death…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Iran Bans The Mullet 30 Years Too Late

Well, it’s official, folks, The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has declared our favorite ironic hairstyle, the mullet, illegal. But not because it’s a heinous fashion violation—it’s considered…

Ami Angelowicz | July 13, 2010 - 2:20 pm
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