The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women



This piece was for a challenging article titled “The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women.” The author is an Iranian woman who cautions against using the bodies of Iran’s women as a yard stick for the state of the country. Throughout news media, images of women fully covered, in a simple head scarf, or dressed similarly to their Western peers are used as a symbol of the country and a symbol of the freedom of its people.