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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

American Hikers Become Engaged In An Iranian Prison

Here’s a story that will warm your heart just a little. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd have been imprisoned in Iran for 10 months because they strayed illegally into Iranian…

Annika Harris | May 25, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Lesbian Iranian Actress Faces Deportation From U.K. And Told “Keep Your Sexuality A Secret”

Remember in 2007 when the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited the U.S. and told a crowd at Columbia University that there weren’t any homosexuals in Iran? And everyone laughed? Yeah,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Iran Bans Makeup On Female TV Hosts

Though millions of Iranian women wear makeup daily, the state television channel has officially banned its use by female presenters. In a perplexing effort to explain the decision, the station’s…

Lily Q | December 10, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Sexy Mannequins A Big, Intolerable Problem In Iran

It’s hard for us to look at a mannequin’s uncovered, plastic head and keep our pants on. They’re just that hot. The synthetic and/or sculpted hair, the fake, vacant eyes,…

Lily Q | September 24, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Iranian Prez Appoints Three Ladies To His Cabinet, But For The Right Reasons?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has nominated three women to serve in his cabinet. This sounds amazing on the first read, but don’t get too excited—many people believe this move is…

Nikki Dowling | August 27, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Police Tear-Gas Mourners Who Gather 40 Days After Neda’s Horrific Death

Remember that horrific video of an Iranian woman being shot to death during the post-election violence in Iran? Well, her name was Neda Agha-Soltan and today hundreds of people gathered…

Nikki Dowling | July 30, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Iranian Women Are Wed And Raped To Make Their Executions “Legal”

Warning: This story is not for the faint of heart. Under Iranian leader Ali Khamenei’s ruthless regime, Iranian women are being forcibly married and raped before they are executed because,…

Nikki Dowling | July 27, 2009 - 12:15 pm

The “Women Commandoes” Of Iran

There is no doubt that women in Iran are at the forefront of the post-election protests. Now, the Iranian intelligence agency has finally given a name to these fierce females.

Daniela Guernica | July 15, 2009 - 7:30 pm

An Israeli, An Iranian And A Palestinian Are Sitting In A Boat…

The title is actually not the beginning of a joke. As unlikely as it may sound, this was gist of my most of my weekend. A little bit of background…

Ali Jawin | July 14, 2009 - 12:26 pm

Quick Pic: Demonstration For Human Rights In Iran

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Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 29, 2009 - 11:09 am

Is Turning Neda Into An Icon The Answer?

Yesterday we posted about Neda, the Iranian woman who was gunned down during protests in Tehran this weekend. Her brutal death was caught on camera and posted on YouTube, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 23, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Feminism In Iran Is Going Strong

Sometimes, I think we assume that women who live in super-sexist countries are helpless while we—the almighty Americans—are enlightened and free. We look at gals in countries like Iran and…

Nikki Dowling | June 18, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Zahra Rahnavard: Iran’s New First Lady (We Hope)

Watch out (or celebrate), Iran, Zahra Rahnavard may be your next Hillary Clinton. She’s an artist, a politician, and also the fire behind husband Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s presidential campaign. From what…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 11, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Music: An Election Day Mixtape

Campaign songs have caused more of a ruckus in this presidential race than teenage pregnancy and extra-marital affairs combined. It all started with a John scandal, when John McCain stole…

Simcha | November 4, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Special Cars For Women Painted In Feminine Colors

Women in Iran will soon have cars made just for them. According to BBC News, Iran’s biggest car producer, Iran Khodro, will make cars suited for females with features such…

Catherine Strawn | October 8, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Bras And Bull Semen Are Being Exported To Iran

Did you know the U.S. exports stuff to Iran? Lots and lots of stuff, in fact. During the time that President Bush has been in office, at least $158 million…

Catherine Strawn | July 8, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Barbie Is Ruining The World, Some Say

In a letter to Iran’s vice president, Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi writes that importing Western toys into the country is a “danger” that needs to be stopped. In…

Catherine Strawn | April 28, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Iranian Woman, Facing Death For Committing Adultery, Is Set Free

If you think America is hard on our cheaters, philanderers have been stoned to death in Iran up until this year. Although there has been a moratorium on the harsh…

Simcha | March 19, 2008 - 5:30 pm
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