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Iran’s Protests Are the First Counter-Revolution Led by Women



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The girls and women of Iran are just bitchin’ brave, flipping the bird at its Supreme Leader in a challenge to one of the most significant revolutions in modern history.

Day after dangerous day, on open streets and in gated schools, in a flood of tweets and brazen videos, they have ridiculed a theocracy that deems itself the government of God. The average age of the protesters who have been arrested is just fifteen, the Revolutionary Guard’s deputy commander claimed last week.

Iran’s protests may well be the first time in history that women have been both the spark and engine for an attempted counter-revolution.

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