December 7, 2022

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There are already too many Three weeks of protests No desire – It spread all over the world. Last Wednesday (5) several actresses released videos in support of Iranian women. Among them, Oscar winners Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard, as well as French Isabelle Huppert, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Isabel Adjani. English actress Charlotte Rampling and Italian singer and model Carla Bruni also show solidarity.

A The protest reached the European Parliament. oh Excellent It explains why these women decided to cut their hair and protest and shows how the dreaded “morality police” operate. desireIt suppresses more or less depending on the government. The former, in the Iranian context, was more moderate. The current one is extremely conservative.

The pressure is high. Amnesty International calls for “investigation into allegations of torture”; Human Rights Watch called for “repeal of the law mandating the wearing of the hijab”; And the UN has “several verified videos of violence against women”. The Iranian regime responded like other recent uprisings: bloodshed in the streets and on the Internet.

Two weeks ago, in desire, Mahza Amini She was walking with her father and brother when the “morality guard” stopped her. The guards had trouble putting on the veil, which they said did not fit the head. The brother explained that the family was not from Tehran and did not know the local traditions. But there was no dialogue: the so-called anti-narcotics unit announced the penalty: “one hour of re-education”.

That was the last straw: millions of Iranian women, of all ages, took to the streets. It started in the city of Mahsa in the north-west of the country, and the fury spread to the north, center and south. More than 80 cities heard the slogan “Woman, Life, Freedom”.

But this is no ordinary struggle. Those who are forced to leave the violated order, throwing their hair in the wind; They lit the fire with fate. Even those who prefer the hijab made it clear that they want the veil to be an option. Demonstrations took place till desire.

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