My Stealthy Freedom
“My goal is just empowering women and giving them a voice," said the activist behind the effort.
"Facebook is our weapon," says their advocate, exiled journalist Masih Alinejad.
My Stealthy Freedom: How Women Take to Social Media in Their Protest Against Compulsory Hijab in Iran
Masih Alinejad is well-known in Iran not only to the followers of her writing, but also to those whom she writes about. In 2014, Alinejad created My Stealthy Freedom, a platform that allows women in Iran to protest the strict law of obligatory hijab by posting pictures of themselves in public places without their headscarves.
The hijab is a veil that covers a woman's head for the purpose of modesty. Some Muslims consider it a religious obligation