» 05/27/2014, 00.00
Iranian men wearing hijab in anti-feminist campaign
Some men post pictures of themselves wearing the hijab against a campaign by the 'My stealthy freedom group' featuring photographs of women with their hair uncovered. For them, "women should not be given the right to choose whether to wear it". Instead, it "should be compulsory to protect women's modesty."
(AsiaNews/Agencies) - Some Iranian men are posting
pictures of themselves wearing a hijab to counter an attempt by women to
question the obligation of covering their heads.
month, Iranian women flooded Facebook
with pictures of themselves with their hair uncovered to spark a debate about
the freedom to choose whether or not to wear the hijab.
Within the first
two days of its creation by the My Stealthy
30,000 women posted photos of themselves.
"This is Iran...
The feeling of the wind blowing through every strand of hair, is a girl's
biggest dream," the caption on the page read.
hardly slept in the past three days because of the number of pictures and
messages I've received," said Masih Alinejad, founder of My Stealthy
She does her
best to verify that the pictures were sent from genuine accounts, and does ask
people for permission before publishing them.
she has "no
intention whatsoever to encourage people to defy the forced hijab or stand up
want to give voice to thousands and thousands of Iranian women who think they
have no platform to have their say."
pro-hijab rallies were held in Tehran, according to the Telegraph.
that the hijab is freeing and women should not be given the right to choose
whether to wear it. Others posting on the page say it should be compulsory to
protect women's modesty," the newspaper reported.
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