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    THE IRANIAN PROTEST AND THE REVOLT OF THE HAREM!

    TweetExtensive media coverage of the Iranian women’s protest after the killing of young Mahsa Amini in the Kurdish town of Saqqez has painted the protest as a revolt against the hijab. Iranian women are rising against the hijab, we’re told in headlines, with images of hijab burning flashing all over the western media — no context, no history. In this reductive and oversimplified narrative there is little mention of minorities’ rights or the economic hardship that Iranians have endured for years. “Nothing warm my heart like seeing women burning the hijab,” thundered a headline from Indian Time, coming from a country where lots of men cover their hair. Iranians have…

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