Podcast The Day: why the headscarf is coming off in Iran

During a trip to Iran in June, CCEIT correspondent Daisy Mohr had already noticed: every day, she saw dozens of women wearing their headscarves very loosely or not at all. In the more than 15 years that she came to Iran, she had never seen anything like it. The women had had enough, they said, they didn‘t want to follow the rules anymore.

How dangerous that is has proven to be in the past two weeks. A young woman who did not wear her headscarf as prescribed died after a heavy-handed arrest, according to eyewitnesses. Since then, there have been fierce protests, including deaths. The mostly young population seems to be rebelling against the values that the Iranian regime stands for.

In this podcast, correspondent Daisy Mohr talks about what has been brewing in Iran for months and what has now erupted. And about the headscarf that has become the symbol not only of the oppression of women, but of a much larger group of Iranians.

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