Wearing the Islamic hijab veil is mandatory for women in Iran, and in 2014, Iran's morality police warned, fined or arrested 3.6 million women for inappropriate dress. Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and activist living in the U.S., wants to change this, and she's started by inviting Iranian women to send in pictures of themselves enjoying their unveiled hair.


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Alinejad makes her points beautifully in an interview with Vox; "My mother wants to wear a scarf. I don't want to wear a scarf. Iran should be for both of us." Read on for more of her story!

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Last year, 3.6 million women in Iran were warned, fined or arrested for not wearing hijabs

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Masih Alinejad protested by inviting women to share pics of themselves without their veils

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"As a kid, my brother was a symbol of freedom that I didn't have. How he was free to run in a green lovely farm"

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"Two women with head scarves, and two women without head scarves. Look at how they are free!"

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After she posted her own photos with and without a hijab veil, others followed suite

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"Some of the pictures come from young girls saying that they just want to feel the wind in their hair. It's a simple demand"

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"My mother wants to wear a scarf. I don't want to wear a scarf. Iran should be for both of us."

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Alinejad's Facebook group, My Stealthy Freedom, already has more than 820,000 followers silently protesting Iran's hijab law

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Check out this video to learn more about My Stealthy Freedom:

See some of their submissions below!

#1 ‎My Stealthy Freedom

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MaciekRavs 2 years ago

I see here free beautiful girl with beautiful hair - and I hope that in near future she can be free that way not only for few seconds during taking this picture.

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#4 I Like Myself And I Will Fight For A Free Life That Is Rightfully Mine

I Like Myself And I Will Fight For A Free Life That Is Rightfully Mine

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LeighStovall 2 years ago

I think you are gorgeous, and you should not have to cover your beauty up. If you believe in god, then you also believe that he made you the way he wanted you to look. Why are you covering up God's work? I bet he loves you just as much (maybe more) for standing up for your personal choice!

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#5 It's An Amazing Feeling When Wind Tangles Your Hair Under The Blue Sky

It's An Amazing Feeling When Wind Tangles Your Hair Under The Blue Sky

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DanielleKathleen 2 years ago

I am ashamed that I have taken my freedom to wear what I want when I want for granted. I hope you feel the wind in your hair as much as you want to.

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#7 Enjoying The Wind Passing Through Our Hair. Something That's So Obviously A Man's Right Is Considered An Illegal Offensive Act For Me And My Sister

Enjoying The Wind Passing Through Our Hair. Something That's So Obviously A Man's Right Is Considered An Illegal Offensive Act For Me And My Sister

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JadeLynn 2 years ago

I like how the man they are with is so supportive. Just goes to show you no person is exactly the same as another person.

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#9 Let It Go

Let It Go

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Cookie 2 years ago

Wow. Why hide all that glorious hair under a cloth? If men get horny, they should cover their own eyes.

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