My freedom is hidden: Iranian women rip the hijab
• My freedom is hidden: Iranian women rip the hijab
May 3, 2014 Iranian journalist Masih Alinedzhad organized online movement called "My hidden freedom". In Iran, women are obliged to cover their hair, according to the legislation adopted after the Islamic revolution in 1979. But many Iranian women and Iranians believe that the wearing of the hijab in public places should be a personal choice and not compulsion.
Although Islam does not prohibit to go bareheaded, Iranian authorities strictly monitor the appearance of women. As a result, many residents of Iran arrested, fined and punished for what they do not wear the hijab.
To help Iranian women become bolder, Masih and created a website and a page in Facebook, where you can use the photos you can share your opinion about the free choice. As acknowledged by the journalist, the site is a living archive of images and video, which is formed due to the brave women and, of course, the reaction of the local media (both bad and good) to the flash mob.
"I am in a fighting mood - I want to fight for their rights in their own country, and I'm not afraid anymore."
"Compulsory wearing of the hijab - an insult to humanity."
Some girls just want to feel the wind in your hair. It's so natural.
"I'm not afraid anymore. Join me and do not be afraid - this is the only way to be united and to obtain freedom for us. Yes, freedom of choice - it's only the beginning. "
But some of the women were in favor of the hijab, but not forced.
"Many respect the hijab, not because they believe in him, but because they are afraid."
"I am worthy of a free life in their own country."
"It's sad that my black hair turning gray, and not seeing the sun without feeling the wind and snow."
The response of the Iranian women to campaign "My hidden freedom" was truly phenomenal. They voted for and against the wearing of headscarves by their selfie.
In the first five weeks of page attracted 500,000 likes.
Iranian journalist Masih Alinedzhad which advocates that everyone should have the freedom to choose.