Remember the following photo? This brave Iranian woman… standing against real oppression in her country of Iran?
There, she stood, taking off her white headscarf and tying it to a stick protesting their strict clothing laws on the women on Iran.
You see… among many various and cruel laws there not covering your hair in public is a punishable offense in Iran. The unknown woman is believed to have been arrested by police. She’s not been seen since the video of her protest went viral.
Let’s face one HUGE fact! These third wave, 1st world, feminists living in the United States could learn a thing or two from this woman. While they actually and literally dress themselves in Hijabs in their protests, other women who actually suffer from these oddball laws and rules are out there REMOVING THEM! PROTESTING THEM!
Others have, thankfully, been inspired by this young woman some even copying her form of defiance.
The hastag #Where_is_she began trending recently, too. Supporters everywhere are sharing the video — demand that Iranian authorities reveal her whereabouts.
Of her supporters, Masih Alinejad — founder of My Stealthy Freedom movement — posted a video of herself walking through traffic waving her own headscarf.
She captioned the video: ‘Me alone but strong waving my veil in public, shouting freedom. U arrested the woman who waved a white headscarf in Enghelab Ave but we are all repeating her protest. together on #WhiteWednesdays we shout #Where_is_She [sic]’
The same day she took to protest, the police chief of Tehran announced that security forces were going to take a softer line on Islamic rules.
Yet Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi stated that instead of jailing these women, they cold undergo “re-education” at counseling centers…
‘According to a decision of the commander of the police force, those who do not observe Islamic codes will no longer be taken to detention centres nor judicial files opened on them.
‘We offer courses and 7,913 people have been educated in these classes so far.’