This One's For the Ladies
(Only a few feminist blogs and an AP news article written today have offered an adequate appreciation for the astounding courage and resiliency of the Iranian women who from the beginning have stood up and stood at the very vanguard of the protests in Tehran and elsewhere. Even when they couldn't throw rocks far enough, they collected them and handed them to the stronger men while putting their very lives at risk. Therefore, it's only appropriate that I honor them with a photo essay to recognize their unexpected courage and passion in standing up to a regime that has already repressed them for generations and have only suffered under some of the most shocking acts of misogynism on the planet earth. Let it be known that all these images were actually taken in Iran in the past week and a half and not at the much safer and more orderly protests by Iranian Americans in the US or elsewhere in the world.)
Finally, my choice for what will be the iconic photo of Iranian protest after this is all done and over with:
So, ladies, hats, or in your cases, head scarves, off to you all.