Badass women in Iran share why they’re ignoring a new fatwa against cycling

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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa on women riding bicycles Monday, but that hasn’t stopped a bunch of defiant women from doing it anyway.

The religious edict forbids women from cycling because it’s viewed as a practice that “exposes society to corruption” and “contravenes women’s chastity,” according to The Independent.

However, a video showing a mother and daughter cycling freely down the road is just the latest piece of social media demonstrating that many women are not interested in obeying the new rule.  Read more…

More about Feminism, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Instagram, Cycling, and Iran

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