Must read: Elle’s Nojan Aminosharei on his personal experience with women’s rights in Iran

You can find Aminosharei’s article in this

month’s December 2012 issue of Elle page 117.

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Although this article was meant for

the style section essay, it speaks volumes above.

Aminosharei gave an insightful view of his great aunt’s

experiences as a brave and rebellious woman in

an extremely strict society.  He compares her to Hepburn and Veronica Lake,

only stifled by society’s tight grip.

“After Aghdash-joon died- no, even before, when she was snuffed out and left to languish for showing a flash of hair- I couldn’t look at a woman in a chador without feeling suddenly deflated. A niqab? Suffocation!  The veritable vanishing act we call a burqa? All the air would evaporate from the room. It didn’t seem like the women buried in those dark sheets were breathing all too easy either. And for what?”

-Nojan Aminosharei

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