Understanding the Lives of Iranian Women


Lipstick Jihad and City of Lies



In September 2022, a young woman named Mahsa Amini traveled with her family from Kurdistan to Tehran, where she was arrested by Iran’s morality police. She died three days later while in detention, with her death sparking a wave of protest over the country’s religious laws, which control how women can dress and behave in public. The protests, largely led by women, come in the wake of years of economic decline. To understand more about the lives of Iranian women, check out these two books.