To be Myself and have My Stealthy Freedom: The Iranian Women’s Engagement with Social Media

Gi Yeon Koo

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The objective of this research is to explore the development of digital social and social movements at the local level through Iranian women’s engagement with social media. In this article, I delve into the cultural and social background of a Facebook page named “My Stealthy Freedom” and the practices of “cyber feminism” in Iran through an anthropological perspective. This online movement finds its value in that it has become a new platform for the women to raise their voices in public online sphere about their human right and freedom. By examining the online and offline discourses about Iranian hijab policy, I aim to understand how Iranian society is creating new spaces for the formation of public discourse.

Keywords: My Stealthy Freedom, Facebook, Social Media, Hijab, Iran.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15366/reim2016.21.011

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