#MyStealthyFreedom

10/22/2018
English

Following the latest news about the movements and campaigns supporting woman rights, the one that makes my heart beats faster was #MyStealthyFreedom, that is happing now in Iran and around the world.  

Since 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran, a dictatorial theocracy, has made mandatory women to wear the hijab veil. Only in 2014, Iran’s morality police warned, fined or arrested 3.6 million women for inappropriate dress.  So, this number makes clear that the hijab veil hasn't been accepted for all Iranian women as an emblem of their religious and political identity. 

In the same year,  2014, Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist, and writer living in New York City, launched My Stealthy Freedom, a Facebook page where she invites other Iranian women to post their photos without hijab veil. The page became a large platform, with more than 1 million of likes, and thousands of pictures.  

My Stealthy Freedom has an enormous political and poetic power; I can see the veils and the hairs blowing in the wind like wings that will elevate women back to the top of the Iranian society. Like the page, My Stealthy Freedom, share the photos and help women in Iran- #staywoke.

photo via facebook - My Stealthy Freedom