Channing Tatum and Rihanna Explain the Iran Nuclear Deal

Did you know that Iran and a group of nations led by the U.S. reached an historic agreement over nuclear weapons this week that’s been decades in the making? Probably not, but who cares! Fortunately for you, Rihanna and Channing Tatum do. And they’re here (like Ryan Gosling and Kate Upton before them) to explain it to… » 7/16/15 1:27pm 7/16/15 1:27pm

Reyhaneh Jabbari's Final Message Before Her Execution Is Heartbreaking

This past Saturday, Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman, was hanged for the 2007 murder of former Iranian intelligence official and doctor who she claims attempted to rape her. The execution was immediately condemned by various organizations and governments who had previously asserted the case was not properly… » 10/29/14 11:30am 10/29/14 11:30am

A New Wave of Acid Attacks Targets Women in Iran

The Iranian city of Isfahan has seen a disturbing trend in the past few months: a string of eight acid attacks against women, which in some cases have disfigured or blinded the victims. All of them, according to the Associated Press, have played out in the same way: two men on a motorcycle have driven by women sitting… » 10/24/14 12:00pm 10/24/14 12:00pm

Top Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Disbarred for 'Propaganda' Plans Protest

In 2010, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested for "actions against national security and committing propaganda against the regime." She was released last year after serving half of her six-year sentence, but now she has been banned from practicing for three years. Now, she plans to fight back by holding… » 10/19/14 2:10pm 10/19/14 2:10pm

​Iranian Journalist Target of False Rape Smear Campaign

About five weeks ago, Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist living in London, created a Facebook page entitled My Stealthy Freedom, encouraging women to Iranian women to submit pictures of themselves without wearing their mandatory hijab. The bold page is meant to challenge the idea of compulsory traditional dress,… » 6/07/14 12:30pm 6/07/14 12:30pm

Sunday Sign-Off: Parkour Moves Guaranteed to Injure You

Parkour is becoming really popular among young, Iranian women, but it's probably best to only try some of this stuff if your limbs are still young enough to bounce back from catastrophic injury. Or if you have some sweet health insurance. Or if you're any number of limber superheroes not blessed with the ability to… » 6/02/13 6:30pm 6/02/13 6:30pm

Iranian Cleric Blames Impending Earthquake on Women’s Clothes

A prominent cleric in Iran has warned his fellow countrymen that if there’s an earthquake a comin’, it’s probably because of women who wear “revealing” dresses, since, as geologists have known for years now, earthquakes are nothing more than the deep belly laughter of the Earth as she laughs in utter frustration at… » 5/06/13 10:00am 5/06/13 10:00am