Topic Reading-Vol.2164-3/15/2018

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Topic Reading-Vol.2164-3/15/2018

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2018/03/15 Topic Reading-Vol.2164-3/15/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Protesting Iran’s compulsory hijab law

On March 8, the 107th International Women’s Day was celebrated across the world, calling for gender equality. In the meanwhile, there are numbers of women who are forced to wear certain clothes despite their will by tradition. One of such customs is hijab. It is a veil that covers the head and chest, in some cases face as a symbol of modesty and privacy. Many Muslim women wear hijab by tradition, law or their will. However, in some places, there are women who are forced to wear or not to wear it against their will. For example, Saudi Arabia and Iran, women are required to wear hijab by law. On the contrary, a burka, which covers the entire body and face, is banned to wear in public in France, the Netherlands, and China. In either case, some women experience not only pressure but also physical attacks to wear or not wear hijab or burka in public.

As a small but determined protest against such discriminatory acts and force, an Iranian woman created an animated video with the help of her boyfriend, which shows how she felt the pressure to wear the traditional clothes.

Enjoy watching the animation video and reading the article and think what your choice will be in such a situation, defection, detention, or hijab.

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