29 women in Iran are facing serious jail time for removing their government mandated hijabs during a protest in the country’s capital of Tehran.
The Islamic Republic of Iran became a theocratic dictatorship after the 1979 revolution with the country’s leading Shiite Muslim religious figure ruling as the country’s ‘Supreme Leader’ for life after his appointment by a religious council.
After the imposition of Islamic law women in Iran were forced to surrender many rights including the right to dress as they please.
Protests demanding reforms erupted last December with many women taking to city streets and removing their Islamic garments in protest however, the government quickly cracked down on the reformers.
Now many are calling out the hypocrisy of Western feminism that has fetishized the Hijab in recent years and bizarrely attempt to hock it as a symbol of empowerment rather than what it is which is Islamic subjection of women.