People in Iran have been protesting for over six weeks. Despite massive repression, they are demanding their rights and an end to oppression. This nationwide wave of protests is carried by women and girls who expressively take off their headscarves and thus protest not only against the forced hijab, but also for freedom and a life for the people of Iran. Through their courageous protest actions, they produce images that continue to animate the protests. How is this revolution of images related to the liberation of bodies and the nature of the revolt, which is already being called a feminist revolution? The author of an article entitled Figuring a Women’s Revolution: Bodies Interacting with their Images (انقلاب فیگوراتیو زنانه، اندرکنش بدنها و تصاویرشان), who published it under the penname “L” on the feminist website “harasswatch.com” approaches this question – based on her own experience in the first days of the protests – in a phenomenological reflection. We provide the first German translation of this important text in the German section of our website.
A Figurative Feminist Revolution in Iran
von Roman Seidel