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Women out of control

Here’s a series of noteworthy events of women out of control. Note the sarcasm in the previous sentences. They are of course women in control of their own…

Some overdue Linkage

To get you up to speed with all things Silk Ropey: – Autostraddle.com has an article up about homosexuals and transgenders in the early days of Islam. –…

Your Veil is a Battleground – Phase Two

In this amazing series of photos Tehran based Kiana Hayeri explores the veil as an accessory, as one color on the pallet with which young Iranian women paint…

Sex Parties and the new Normal in Iran

A while ago we posted a link on the Silk Rope Facebook Page (go and like it if you haven’t done so yet) about the sex parties in…

Love and Sexuality Linkage:

Pooh, what a month. With a war around the corner in Syria, Egypt spiraling away from it’s revolutionary ideals towards violence and repression and the media being eerily…

Impossible to talk about

Now for something less serious. A clip of the Weekly Arab Corner, an Arab language column on the Youtube channel of Israeli medium InfoLive. The week’s topic is,…

The trials of Iranian women athletes

Being a woman athlete in Iran comes with some serious challenges. You don’t get the facilities men get. You have stricter clothes restrictions than athletes from most other…

Iran has elected a new president

Updates have been patchy in the past two weeks, as we were quite busy following the Iranian elections. Following an election in a faux democracy is a strange…

The Eyes Can See

Two things. One is that independent journalist Josh Shahryar recently started his new blog. It will focus on stories from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Apart from being a…

Love, you’re doing it wrong

Some days ago we were discussing the plight of gays, lesbians and transgenders with a few of our Iranian colleagues. One of them had an issue to raise:…