Iranian Divas Hit the Streets

Wed, March 07, 2007

On the eve of International Women’s Day, many of the leading feministas in Iran have been arrested while protesting, among other things, mandatory hejab and Iran’s draconian family and divorce laws. Here’s where you can lend your support and read about this breaking news story.  No doubt Shahla Sherkat, publisher of Zanan, Iran’s leading feminist magazine, is mixing it up. But strangely, her name is not surfacing in the papers… Read an interview with Sherkat and other Iranian divas, or get the our show on Iran for add’l, non-mainstream coverage of pro-woman activity in Persia.....

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Somehow the NY Times missed this story. It sounds like the Iranian government is tightening up again. I think now more than ever we Americans need to learn as much as we can about what’s going on there.

by Naomi on Wed, March 07, 2007 at 2:19 pm PDT

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