SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
by Alexander Jabbari
An instructive contrast can be drawn from a 1997 controversy over a frieze depicting Muhammad on the wall of the United States Supreme Court. Since then, post-9/11 Islamophobia, a culture of deliberate trolling under the banner of free speech, and the rise of corporate-style university management have drained the capacity for nuance.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Shadi Hamid
The Iranian revolution consolidated its power, and committed itself to a path of repression, through a fusion of clerical and state power that was unprecedented in the Islamic world.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Kelly J. Shannon
Since the 1990s, Iranian women have been engaged in slowly escalating protest against the restrictions imposed by the Islamic Republic. Have those protests become too large and too public to be contained?
SOURCE: Public Books
"Of course this society was male-dominated; it was a patriarchal society, like all other historical societies. But it was possible to talk explicitly about sex, sexual pleasure, sexual desire, for both men and women."
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