One year after the killing of a young woman in police custody, Iranians—rich and poor, male and female—refuse to give up the fight, writes Masih Alinejad.
"American women should say their names."
Unfortunately, I'm not sure that many American (Western) women really have much interest in the horrific lives that women in other parts of the world endure. I'm not saying a woman should quietly accept injustice in the West, but if the myriad organisations (and individuals) who profess to be fighting for women were truly sincere, they'd be on the front lines battling and raging for women (and young girls) who are treated as chattel instead of trying to cancel and attack men (and Western culture) who are (mostly - not all) not the misogynists and "toxics" we are accused of being.
Masih, I have been following you since you started writing. You are an awesome inspiration for women all over the world and I applaud your efforts and dedication to bringing Iran’s complete lack of freedom and equality to the forefront of the news. It must be incredibly difficult for you to live a life in hiding just because you are a woman. I’m in your corner.
Slight, but important, correction. Biden announced the $6 billion ransom on September 11.
If a culture’s imperative is to murder women for not wearing head scarves, who are we to say it’s wrong? I thought it was off limits to criticize “cultures” different from our own. When did common human decency become a yardstick for acceptable behavior?
"According to the White House, there have been 31 credible threats against my life on U.S. soil over the past year alone." - This sentence is one of the most jarring of the entire article. The fact that America has become so weak and docile to allow another nation-state to reach across our borders and threaten the life of someone we have given sanctuary to is beyond comprehension. 31 times? This is what happens when you socialize with a bully, when you cater and kowtow to someone who continually threatens your way of life.
And this administration just released $6B in frozen assets for humanitarian purposes; what an atrocity!
Strange, but I just don't see or hear much in the way of support coming from either
US congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib on how women are being treated so horrifically in Iran (and elsewhere in the Middle East). I wonder why that is...
“You simply can’t make deals with terrorists.”
Obama/Biden pushing the JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal), despite Israel who is in the bulls eye of Iran’s terror campaign saying that it would only delay Iran’s nuclear ambitions while enriching them and allowing them to continue their hegemony of the region.
Trump had it right. Aggressive direct sanctions and indirect sanctions against any country that trades with Iran. Keep the boot on their neck until this horrific regime is ended.
Why hasn't your cause caught on with the Progs here and in Europe?...the feminists, fake progressive Muslims, the socialists, campus political class, etc.
Masih, if we had a real president - instead of the corrupt, totalitarian, senile thug who sullies our Oval Office - you wouldn't have to fear for your life in America or watch as the Biden cabal sucks up to terrorists. In both Iran and America, we are in the grip of totalitarian zealots who believe in religions of backwardness, hate and intolerance (even though the American version is secular and hates God, too). Just as brave Iranians take to the streets and defy tyranny, Americans will soon do so. And when freedom once again rings in Washington and Tehran, Americans and Iranians can once again be united in liberty.
Great piece Masih, blessings on your work
Thanks to The Free Press for highlighting this heroic woman. God bless her and all those fighting theocratic oppression.
With the award of $6 billion to the murderous regime in Iran, the gutting of Title IX, and the erasure of women’s sports, one wonders how any woman can support and vote for the Biden misogynists.
That we are supporting the Iranian regime is beyond. The shamelessness of our government in all of its affairs, in all of the depredations we allow it to inflict on us and the world beggars description.
Masih, you are a brave woman and a true journalist. You stand up and report the truth, at your own personal risk. Your piece reminded me that we have so few real journalists left in the US, most are just mouth pieces for the Democratic party, and are no better than parrots in a cage.
"... deeply delusional...."
The current U.S. administration's take on Iran... and most everything else.
Unfortunately, this administration is apparently hell bent on SUPPORTING the Iranian regime at any cost, even at the cost of women’s freedom. I don’t know what I can do personally but thank you for the article as I didn’t know any of this except for what happened to Mahsa Amini.