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Iranian Women Are Showing Off Their Hair As An Act Of Protest And It Is A Very Big Deal.

Meet Masih Alinejad, a journalist from Iran who is also an advocate and activist for religious freedom and women’s rights – the unsung hero who represents the millions of women in Islamic countries.

Iranian Woman 1

Since 1979, all women in Iran have been required to cover their hair in public – according to Islamic laws.

Iranian Woman 2

In 2014, approximately 3.6 million women in Iran were warned, fined, or arrested by the morality police for inappropriate dress, according to Esmail Ahmadi-Maghaddam, head of the national security forces in Iran. In Islamic countries today, women are still considered to be inferior to men and are limited to doing certain things in public.

(via buzzfeed.com)

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