The moral mutiny in Iran has had a strong impact on Irish women

Two videos appeared online in the news from Iran last week, documenting a historic turning point in action. Taken together, they describe one of those defining moments when a shift in societal power dynamics—a process usually so subtle outside of the democratic electoral process as to be invisible to the naked eye—takes place in abrupt, dramatic style.

The videos are both, we are told, filmed in girls’ schools. In one we see a man in the foreground who is said to be a representative of the pro-government Basij militia (who are tasked with enforcing Iran’s Islamic social laws). He is standing on a podium ready to address the assembled crowd of teenage girls. But in a reversal of the usual order of things, he is forced to listen after being silenced by the crowd in front of him. He watches as they rip the hijab off their heads and chant “Get Lost, Basij.” The force of her anger renders him powerless to react. The moral mutiny in Iran has had a strong impact on Irish women

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