Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos

Iranian Women's Hijab-Free Facebook Photos
From the Facebook page Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women
Courtesy Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women

updated 05/15/2014 at 01:05 PM EDT

originally published 05/14/2014 11:30PM

The latest Facebook phenomenon: Iranian women, posting beaming photographs – without their traditional headscarves, known as hijabs.

The Facebook page, called Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women, was created by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. It has garnered more than 183,000 "likes" in two weeks.

Although many women proudly choose to wear a hijab, these women see it as an expression of freedom to go without their head coverings.

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"I have no intention whatsoever to encourage people to defy the forced hijab or stand up against it," Alinejad told The Guardian. "I just want to give voice to thousands and thousands of Iranian women who think they have no platform to have their say."

Below, see more photos from Alinejad's Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women.
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Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos| Heroes Among Us, facebook.com, Real People Stories

Courtesy Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women



Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos| Heroes Among Us, facebook.com, Real People Stories

Courtesy Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women



Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos| Heroes Among Us, facebook.com, Real People Stories

Courtesy Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women




Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos| Heroes Among Us, facebook.com, Real People Stories

Mikel McLaughlin with Facebook friend "A"

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