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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

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