Unveil FAIL: The Backlash Against Fariba Davoodi, Part II

This post was written by Sara Khorshid Doost. You can read Part I here.The reactions to Davoodi's "de-jabbing" have not been as much as you'd expect. There are the usual suspects, those who praise Davoodi for the courage to free herself from the chains of the veil, some while expressing their general dislike for religion. Those who pity her, insult her, express their dismay and disbelief at a women who’s gone astray and has sunk so low.Most prominent among these is a program broadcast on I … [Read more...]

Unveil FAIL: The Backlash Against Fariba Davoodi, Part I

This post was written by Sara Khorshid Doost.Fariba Davoodi Mohajer is an Iranian women's rights activist. She moved to the United States a few years ago after things got tough for her in Iran. Recently, she has decided to no longer wear hijab.Most notable among Iranian media reactions is a surprising interview with the Parazit (“Static”) program on the Persian Voice of America (VOA) channel. The Persian VOA is a news channel and mostly involves analysis of current events and some rou … [Read more...]


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