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4:43 pm - 12/12/2009

Iranian men don hijabs in protest at student's arrest

A man poses in a hijab in protest at opposition figure Majid Tavakoli's arrest in Iran (image: iranian.com)
Scores of men have responded to the hijab campaign
Iranian opposition supporters have launched an online campaign to free a student activist accused of dressing as a woman to try to avoid arrest.


Hundreds of men have posted photos of themselves wearing Islamic headscarves as part of the "Be a man" campaign to show solidarity with Majid Tavakoli.
He was arrested during protests in Tehran on Monday and state media showed images of him in headscarf and robes.
The opposition say the pictures were staged in a bid to discredit him.


They say he was not wearing the headscarf and robes when he was arrested.

Iranian state media say Mr Tavakoli was arrested as he sought to leave Tehran's Amir Kabir university "disguised as a woman" after Student Day protests. He is a leading activist who spent 15 months in jail along with two fellow students after being arrested in 2006 on charges of insulting religion and the country's leadership in student publications, AFP news agency reports.
One US-based website for Iranian expatriates, iranian.com, has posted scores of photos submitted by readers.
"Iranian men are showing their solidarity with Tavakoli by wearing a hijab and posting their photo on the web," reads its appeal to send in photos.
Some of the website's readers argue that the campaign is also a gesture of solidarity with Iranian women, who are obliged by the authorities to wear the hijab in public.
Many of the contributors openly show their faces, in headscarves, while some have all but their eyes covered.
"Life is so short and so many fine, fine men around," one woman reader quipped.
"It is getting harder to be a girl these days."


Is it weird that all I can think of is this?
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lafinjack 12th-Dec-2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
randomneses 12th-Dec-2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
HA!
bellichka 12th-Dec-2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
This is amazing...

as is that gif lol.
popehippo 12th-Dec-2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
OMG THAT GIF

MUST

WATCH

MULAN
kindelling 12th-Dec-2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I am!
It's on YouTube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai_1rc77I9E
derogatory 12th-Dec-2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
YOU MUST BE SWIFT AS A COURSING RIVER
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dharmavati 12th-Dec-2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Damn, that is awesome.
kekekekekekeke 12th-Dec-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
ha ha ha

i made my omani bf wear one of these once Image and video hosting by TinyPic it was hot.
lafinjack 13th-Dec-2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Get him one with lighter fabric next time.
randomneses 12th-Dec-2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
OMG THE GIF.
draperyfalls 12th-Dec-2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
I thought of this:

ladypolitik 12th-Dec-2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
YES.
urban_stoop 12th-Dec-2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
ONLY HERE FOR THE MULAN GIF.
suzycat 12th-Dec-2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
One thing that is kind of awesome about these countries is the creative way people get into protests. Apparently under the Russians in Afghanistan once there was an orchestrated disruption by women who had collected bees in jars. They released all the bees at an event and of course just threw the jars away and there was no proof of anything.
rex_dart 12th-Dec-2009 10:44 pm (UTC)


Women and their bees. <3
chimbleysweep 12th-Dec-2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
THE SONG for those who don't have it.
dharmavati 12th-Dec-2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Danke! :D
flake_sake 12th-Dec-2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yay, for the iranian protest movement once more. Those guys truly rock!
leprofessional lulz12th-Dec-2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
dude's original speech (death to dictator and all)




"Majid Tavakkoli, a student leader arrested after a rousing speech at Amir Kabir University, has been dressed up as a woman by agents of the regime who claim he disguised himself in order to escape. His photos have been posted on Fars News, run by the revolutionary guards.Iranian men are showing their solidarity with Tavakkoli by wearing a hejab and posting their photo on the web."





for the lulz: http://iranian.com/main/albums/be-man
draperyfalls Re: lulz12th-Dec-2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, this guy rules:



I wonder if they'll publish photos if non-Iranian men send them in.
thecityofdis 12th-Dec-2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
GIRLS WILL BE BOYS
AND BOYS WILL BE GIRLS
IT'S A MIXED UP, MUDDLED UP, SHOOK UP WORLD
EXCEPT FOR LOLA
mercat 12th-Dec-2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
The sad thing about this song is that I know only half the real lyrics, and half the Weird Al lyrics, so I end up singing about a crossdressing Yoda. =/
angry_chick 12th-Dec-2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
< shallow >

Without the hijab, I would hit this guy.



ETA: NO WAIT HIM TOO


</ shallow >

Edited at 2009-12-12 11:13 pm (UTC)
ladyvoldything 12th-Dec-2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
WITH the hijab i'd hit it
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