Cartoon: Why censorship in the Green Movement?

Cartoon: Why censorship in the Green Movement?
by Azadeh Azad

On February 11, 2010, many Iranian women in Shiraz, Rasht and Tehran (in Vali-Asr Square and Aria-Shahr district) took off their compulsory Hijab to protest the Dictatorship of the Mullahs. Although they were beaten and arrested by the IRI's thugs,  the websites of the Green Movement refused to diffuse this important news or pay attention to this apect of the women's struggle for their freedom as part of the Green Movement. The so-called Islamist feminists (sic) were discouraging women from engaging in this type of action as well.

For how long are the secular women going to be led by the religious groups of this movement?


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This was mentioned

by Nur-i-Azal on

Only on Twitter, IIRC. I was wondering the same thing myself why the mainstream international and the opposition press weren't reporting it. Very fishy...

People You Think You Know

I read about this

by People You Think You Know on

I read about this on Twitter on Feb 11 - but have yet to hear mention of it since. I think their bravery is amazing. Thanks for the reminder.

Anyone have an English link for me? (One of these days I'll become literate...)


Azadeh Azad

My pleasure, MM, Ramin & Monda

by Azadeh Azad on

Please join the No Hejab Group on Facebook:


And read about women's rejection of Hijab on Feb 11, 2010:




Azadeh jan

by Monda on

Thank you, I had missed this important news.  Nice artwork.


Thanks Azadeh

by ramintork on

I did not know this.



by yolanda on

I recall during the campaign, Mousavi and his wife mentioned that they wanted to honor the Islamic dress I am not surprised that they did not cover the hijab story 'cause they are not on hijab protesters' side.....


Azadeh Khanoom - You keep on the path. Nice cartoon.

by MM on



Sargord Khaan

by MM on

I contacted the 100 foreign journalists that covered the Azadi sq. on 2/11/2010 to see if they had a story on Iranian women unveiling, but unfortunately they all decided to attend an AN home-coming party after his speech and were too pooped to pop in and cover the protests afterwards.

So, there you go.  We have to rely on the word of mouth on this one.


Vildmose jan what took so long??

by HollyUSA on

Honestly I always wonder why some bother. But at any rate, better late than never. You should start a blog on this. There are more that should go on that list too. The blog can be updated and re-posted everytime more users who condone rape and murder of innocent regime protesters show up. If nobody engages them or reads their blogs they'll go away. Make sure everyone not to click on their blogs either. They have nothing of to value to offer anyway.

hamsade ghadimi

dorood bar shir zan irani

by hamsade ghadimi on

azadeh, those who publicize the green movement and related events such as the beating of mousavi's wife or karoubi's son don't have the same courage as the women who took off their hejab and got arrested.

vildemose,  interestingly in his blog, iran was the last place that he listed as his travels.  i wonder if he even went to kindergarten there.

tahgord, first you have to define "define."


Agree with Vildemose

by Cost-of-Progress on

All these traitors should be ignored.





because the green movement is ...

by jasonrobardas on

      ....led by Akhoond maslak ha, Akhoond manesh ha , Akhoond zadeh ha , Akhoond fetrat ha , Akhoond sirat ha , Akhoond chehre ha , Akhoond parast ha , Akhoond doost ha , Akhoond gara ha , Akhoond shifteh ha , Akhoond ................................

      The green movement is not about women's equality and justice . It is not opposing sexual appartied . It is islamic and ati - modern because of the nature of the leadership .

      It is all a fight to get other " Akhoond zadeh ha" in position of power .


Boycott sargord

by vildemose on

Boycott sargord Mark Pyruz. Please do not reply to him. He is nothing but nuisance...



There was no mention because it didnt happen.


I've no idea where you got that news from?!?


Sargord Pirouz

Define "many"

by Sargord Pirouz on

Please define "many", and where is the source and evidence to support this contention?