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Women’s day – India

This year’s Women’s Day post is dedicated to India. It’s going to be a bit different as well. We’re going to honor two men who’ve meant a lot…

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…

To Drive or Not to Drive

Last Saturday Saudi Arabia saw a nationwide campaign for its women drivers. It’s not the first of its kind, but definitely the biggest in a few decades. While…

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…

Love Crimes of Kabul

While things were and will be much worse for women under Taliban rule, it does not mean women are free in Karzai’s Afghanistan. Witness Love Crimes of Kabul,…

The Dick List #1

There’s things we’d like to change about customs and traditions in our Silk Rope countries. While we can talk about them in the abstract (and we will), we…

In Words We Meet #4

We continue our Silk Rope poetry series with a poem written by Holland based Indian filmmaker and cultural expert Nandini Bedi. She told me that as a student…

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…

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:…