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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…

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…

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:…

I didn’t know a girl could love a girl, that such a thing even existed.

Few things are as powerful as a simple personal story, especially if that story’s been kept inside for many years. Here’s the story of Sheema and her first…

Kurdish Men Warm Our Hearts!

Here’s a tale that warms the heart. Earlier this month a judge in the Kurdish Iranian region of Marivan ordered a man convicted of domestic abuse to be…

Beauty and the Brains

When my friend Samira showed me her literary nails, featuring the texts of Foucault, I knew I had to share her brainy fashion statement with you. Though text…

You’re too sexy for my…

This month the table tennis playing brothers Nima and Noshad Alamian were sent to Hong Kong to compete in the Asia Cup. Their teammate Neda Shahsavari, the first…

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Taqwacore

How often does a writer imagine a scene, and by imagining it, the scene becomes reality? At least once. The American Muslim Michael Knight who grew up with…