Mahsa Amini, a 22-year old Kurdish-Iranian woman who died while in the custody of the Iranian Guidance Patrol, has become the symbol of the massive protests in Iran. Iranian women have been in the forefront of the protests, removing their hijabs and/or cutting their hair. In this conversation, Professors Yalda Hamidi, Minoo Moallem, and Fatemeh Sadeghi discuss the recent Iranian protests, the Iranian women’s movement, compulsory hijab, body politics, and the slogan, “Woman, Life, Freedom.”
This panel was organized by the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota and co-sponsored by AGITATE! Journal.