November 10, 2022

The incredulous look on this Iranian cleric's face tells you everything. He's probably never been spoken to like this by women in his life.

Source: India Today

As protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini continue to grow, Iranian women are mounting a united front against the regime amid pushback from Islamic clerics. After the defiant act of knocking the turbans off the heads of clerics and running away, videos have emerged of women taking on clerics who order them to wear hijab in public places.

In a viral video, a woman can be heard asking a cleric to "mind his own business" as he tells her to "dress properly." In another, a cleric is heard telling a women to wear hijab, to which the woman replies, "I don't want to, you stupid man," and walks off.

The protests in Iran, sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman after her detention by the country’s morality police, have grown into one of the largest sustained challenges to the nation’s theocracy since the months after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

And more on this "turban tossing" trend:

The "turban tossing" trend has spread with the street protests still ongoing. The unrest — the most significant challenge to Iran's hardline Islamic theocracy ever — was sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, after she was arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly failing to adhere to the country's strict dress code for women, which requires them to cover their hair in public.

Social media has been flooded with videos of young Iranians running up behind clerics on the streets and smacking their turbans off their heads. The practice has become so widespread that many clerics have been seen wearing covers over their turbans in a bid to keep them firmly in place, but videos show even some anchored turbans flying off at the hands of the often-masked protesters.

Turban-tossing compilation.

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