Iran Protests: A Feminist Social Movement

Kattan, Emmanuel; Hunter-Hart, Monica Beatrice; Ali, Abdibasid

On September 16th, a young Iranian woman of Kurdish origin, Mahsa Amini, died after being arrested by Iran’s Guidance Patrol – the morality police – for wearing her hijab too loosely. Her death triggered a wave of protests throughout the country. In this episode, we speak with Dr Kian Tajbakhsh, Fellow of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, to understand the origins of this “feminist social movement”, its potential outcomes, and its implications for forming a new social foundation for Iran.


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April 7, 2023

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This episode's duration is: 29:02