"My hidden freedom"
On May 3, 2014, Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad organized an online movement called My Latent Freedom. In Iran, women are required to walk with their hair covered, according to legislation after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. But many Iranians and Iranians believe that wearing the hijab in public places should be the personal choice of everyone, and not coercion.
Although the Islamic religion does not prohibit walking bare-headed, the Iranian authorities strictly monitor the appearance of women. As a result, many residents of Iran are arrested, punished and fined for not wearing the hijab.
To help Iranians become bolder, Masih created a website and a Facebook page, where you can use your photos to share your opinions about free choice. According to the journalist, the site is a living archive of personnel and videos, which is formed thanks to brave women and, of course, the reaction of local media (both bad and good) to this flash mob.
"I am in a fighting mood - I want to fight for my rights in my native country, and I’m not afraid anymore."