• I'm a Sudanese woman - the protests in Iran mirror my own tangled history with clothing and freedom | Basma Khalifa

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    As a teenager, I argued with my parents about covering up. Then I saw a photo of my mother wearing a short dress in 1950s Sudan On 16 September, Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran's morality police after supposedly wearing her hijab incorrectly and sporting skinny jeans. Later that night, she died in their custody. Amini's family claim the morality police beat her to death, an accusation they have since denied. What has followed have been the country's largest protests in recent years. Iranians of all ages, ethnicities and genders have joined in the demonstrations. I watched on and paid my...
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