Fighting back after 40 years of the veil
Four decades on from the Islamic Revolution, Iran is a country still in continuous transformation - and the country’s women are in the vanguard of the change
The great disagreement that Nilufar Teherani had with the worldview that began to dominate in Iran after the Revolution’s victory in 1979 was not the obligatory use of the hijab. She opposed its imposition and often argued in the streets when, during the early years of the Islamic Republic, a person was stopped to be reminded that they had to cover themselves.
Despite this, the true clash came years later when she divorced her...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Interview: Kate O’Riordan on why making Smother was a breath of fresh air
The author, playwright and screenwriter has gone from working in travel agencies to being a high-flying co-executive producer on period drama Mr Selfridge. But her latest work, the RTÉ hit drama Smother, is what’s really made her career soar
Radio: How our bodies shape our world and how we take them for granted
Sinéad Gleeson and Sarah Perry are guests on Guide Books, a radio programme about how books can help us navigate life
TV review: Some uncomfortable home truths for Portillo on his trip through Irish history
Former Tory defence secretary Portillo learns about Home Rule, while Andrew Neil’s GB News proves to be an odd concoction straight from Bunker Britain
Interview: Jim Sheridan on why he took up the story of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
The director, whose five-part documentary series will be aired from today, believes that the story of the murder of the French woman in West Cork must be told again and again until justice is served