Women’s March Still Silent On Iranian Protests

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

The Women’s March, which markets itself as a feminist movement for equality, has remained mum on Iranian women protesting their oppressive government.

Since late last week, Iranian women have stood on the front lines of protests against their government. One particularly powerful image from a Dec. 27 women’s rights protest showed a woman ripping off her government-mandated hijab and waving it like a flag, risking serious punishment.

Yet the Women’s March has offered no support for these women risking their lives in search of a more equal society.

A search of their Twitter account reveals no results for “Iran” or “Iranian.”

Screen Shot Women’s March Twitter (“Iranian”)

Linda Sarsour, a notable leader of the Women’s March, tweeted about the protests, but only to criticize conservative women for caring. Sarsour claimed that conservative women were “selectively outraged” over the condition of women in Iran, deflecting from her own silence on the issue.

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