Women of Iran ~ Dancing for freedom
Reports (from MSNBC, no link) are that somewhere between 40 and 50 people have been killed in and around the Iranian protests. The protests are not disappearing, though, if anything they continue to spread. Internet outages continue, so information still comes slowly.
The women have been forbidden to dance, but they dance anyway. I love these clips so much.
This is what civil disobedience looks like in an Islamic Republic. #IranProtests #IranRevolution
For 43 years women in #Iran have been forbidden to dance & sing in public or show their hair & they are saying enough. It’s really that simple. #Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی pic.twitter.com/T6ug6JjUNn
— Samira Mohyeddin سمیرا (@SMohyeddin) September 24, 2022
In the face of oppression, they speak up for their right to be free, to make their own choices.
Women of #Iran tell their story of bravery, defying oppression and fighting for a most basic right. It’s simple yet powerful: pic.twitter.com/qfOxMcaebZ
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 23, 2022
And continue to express their anger, frustration, and determination to make change.
An Iranian woman cuts har hair at the funeral of her brother Javad Heydari who got killed in Iran protest over the brutal death of #MahsaAmini
By cutting their hair, Iranian women trying to show their grief and anger.
Islamic republic must be gone.#مهسا_امینی pic.twitter.com/r7g7WoSxyS
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) September 25, 2022
You are right, Iranian woman on the subway, I am proud of your fight for freedom and justice. I honor your courage. Bless you all. I wish you safety, good health, and many many years of dancing freely. Speak yourself.
ETA: I have no gift link for this, but it’s worth clearing your cache for.
The Bonfire of the Headscarves
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