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2004
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DAUGHTERS
Fathers and daughters
Our marginalizing view towards our young, unmarried daughters is at once a universal issue and also a very Iranian one
Maziar Shirazi

OPINION
Tolerance towards that?
Asking to show tolerance vis-à-vis Islamic laws and customs is hypocritical
Azar Majedi

RELATIONSHIP
Between kabob and sumac

I am the lucky one
Zariah Behesht

DIASPORA
Brentwood Rock

September 11 memorial for an Iranian-American
Keyvan Fotoohi

RELATIONSHIP
We never win

Irooni guys in the eyes of some Irooni girls
Heresh Rezavandi

RELATIONSHIP
Iranian guys suck

Do you think we are going to go out with you, knowing that you fuck anything that so much as moves?
Tuff Wild Chick

DESIRE
You've got them. We want them. Why?

I have been doing a lot of research on men's attraction to breasts
Shahriar Zahedi

RIGHTS
Not the last

On Theo 'an Gogh's assassination: interview with Azar Majedi
Maryam Namazi

DIASPORA
Almos Baba

Iranian woman arrives in America in 1929
Ellis Island Foundation

PIONEER
Adam, Eve & Amin

Interview with a pioneer in the internet personals business
Jahanshah Javid

RELIGION
A threat to humankind

Political Islam vs. secularism

Azar Majedi

MUSIC
Women against women

Women in Iran's 7th parliament
Elham Gheytanchi

AFGHANISTAN
Ignorantism

Why are we paying such a high price just because we are girls or women?
Wazhma Frogh

EDUCATION
Critical thinking
Religious education in Iran and Canada
Azadeh Madani

RIGHTS
Free Izadi now!

Interview with Maryam Kousha
Maryam Namazie

DIARY
Kabul days

Part 1
Hossein Shahidi

ECONOMIY
Money talks
Women's economic independence in Muslim societies
Fatima Farideh Nejat

DIARY
Khatoon Khanoom
Part 1
Bahram Saghari

WOMEN
Sigheh Q & A
We knew we were all doomed
Zeeba Tehrani

ELECTIONS
Plain politics
Goli Ameri's candidacy should be regarded as nothing less than a political event
Kyle Kourosh Saghafi

DIASPORA
She's OK
Goli Ameri is not ideal but she is breaking barriers
Moji Momeni

OPINION
The ego prize
On Anousheh Ansari's $10 million throwaway to promote space travel
Azam Nemati

LOVE
Flying kiss
There is always a way to find that special something -- even online
Nikoo G.

RIGHTS
Saying no
Just as a mass movement said no to racial Apartheid, so it must say no to the Hejab and segregation of women
Maryam Namazie

SPACE
Up, up, and away!
Space entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari is a role model for all
Nima Kasraie

LIFE
Aks
I saw her picture by accident
Shahriar Zahedi

TRAVELERS
On the wheel
Photo essay: Women in India
Ali Akbar Mahdi

DIASPORA
The end of the tunnel
Photo essay: Walking to Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Jahanshah Javid

OBITUARY
Denying Delkash
Being a woman in a Muslim country is hard enough, let alone a female singer in a country like Iran
Pullniro

PHOTOGRAPHY
The office, in Iran
Photo essay
Noushin Najafi

GOSSIP
Sallon varzesh zanaaneh
Hearing things at a women's gym in Tehran
Sadaf Kiani

BOOKS
Off the grid
Reading Iranian memoirs in our time of total war
Negar Mottahedeh

OBITUARY
Denying Delkash
Being a woman in a Muslim country is hard enough, let alone a female singer in a country like Iran
Pullniro

BOOK
The pill
Marjane Satrapi's comic strip memoir, Vol. 2

LIFE
Inside joke
Men and women are... different
Bahram Saghari

BOOK
Poignant surprise
Re-reading Lolita in Tehran
Azadeh Azad

LIFE
Dear boss
Men just can't win
Jim S.

RIGHTS
No, she was not mad
Requiem for Ateqeh Rajabi
Maryam Namazie

HEJAB
Vicious circle
You have to be a woman to know how this whole hejab mess
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

HEJAB
Maylee nah Melli
Photo essay: Dressing in Tehran
Schahram

RELIGION
No can do
With cries of "Islamophobia" they want us to stop critiquing 'the religion itself'
Maryam Namazie

ASIAN CUP
The game
Iran will surely win, he promises
Najmeh Fakhraie

FAMILY
Are we ever ready?
Having children
Katayoon Hadizadeh unedited

HEJAB
Persian Joan of Arc
The Legacy of Tahirih Qurratul-Ayn
Jian Khodadad

AMERICA
Of guys and guns
Paranoid freaks. That makes me feel safe
Sara Darcy

LANGUAGE
Sexual politics of naming
Hierarchy of sacredness for bodily orifices
Afsaneh Najmabadi

JUSTICE
Last Tango with Tehran
Canada owes it to Kazemi
Samira Mohyeddin

SACRED
Rights vs. religion
The politics behind cultural relativism
Interview with Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush

LANGUAGE
Hamjenspeak
Iranian gay and lesbian lexicon
Choob Dosar-Gohi

WOMEN
Sex trade fallacies
Even the most deplorable souls deserve a rigorous defense
Amir Ghavi

DEBATE
Hejab ban?
Interview with Azar Majedi
Maryam Namazie

DIASPORA
Yek naameh az Washington
Letter from Washington
Alborz

SPORTS
Women's karate
Photo essay
Amir Kholoosi

SPORTS
Women compete in Isfahan
Photo essay
Amir Kholoosi

CONFERENCE
Long-distance participation
Broadcasting women's conference discussions with Paltalk
Elham Gheytanchi

RIGHTS
Saving children from the chador
Unveiling the debate on secularism and rights
Maryam Namazie

RELATIVES
Mother
A little bit of Iran in the air of our Connecticut home
Roya Hakakian

SALON
Arayeshgah
This is quite an interesting place: an all-female salon in Iran
Najmeh Fakhraie

OBSERVER
Quietly attentive
Italians listen to Ebadi speech
By Roxanne Moin

RELIGION
Two thumbs down
Islam and human rights
By Maryam Namazie

REFUGEE
Without
She uttered her current title softly: refugee
By Farid Parsa

OPINION
Khaanom-e Ebadi bass ast!
Ms Ebadi, enough!
By Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani

COURT TV
Murder they wrote
Iran's version of the O.J. murder affair
By Najmeh Fakhraie

FICTION
Baaraan
Rain... a short story
(English translation)
By Saeed Tavakkol

MONEY
Homework
Can Muslim governments help women prosper economically?
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

DATING
Why do women lie?
We all know why most men lie

By Manouchehr Mehrparvar

LOVE
The one I can't have
A jerk, a friend, or...?
By Khatoon

OBSERVER
The petite giant
I was taken aback by Ebadi's strength of words
By Meysa Maleki

ADVICE
Heart vs. mind
Giving advice on overly realistic premises
By Kourosh Saghafi

LIFE
Love is not enough
The never ending story of love
Yasaman Rohani

DEMOCRACY
Our only hope
Photo essay: Shirin Ebadi calls for democracy
By Jahanshah Javid

COMMUNITY
Balanced mission
Interview with a community leader
By Jahanshah Javid

LETTER
We'll have fun -- again
I promise
By Parviz

FARAH
Lesson in generosity
Reflections on Farah Pahlavi’s memoirs
By Reza Bayegan

METAPHORE
An illness of her own
A review of "Crystal"
By Setareh Sabety

LOVE
Damn you!
I will have my heart broken a thousand times
By Mitra K.

LIFE
Dream
On my birthday
By Nikoo

OPINION
Inescapable truth
Ameri is no different from any other political candidate in America
By Jim S.

POLITICS
Rock the vote with Ameri
Being Persian-American is more than enough
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

RELATIONSHIP
False perceptions
Some men or women lack sophistication in approaching their object of attraction
By Afshin Tirabady

RELATIONSHIP
Use your brain
This doesn't apply to all Iranian men
By Mitra

FILM
Left behind
Jafar Panahi's new film raises fear and guilt
By Linda Ghassemi

RELATIONSHIP
Your own immaturity
In response to Mitra's "Guys are stupid"
By Kourosh Saghafi

RELATIONSHIP
Guys are stupid
I'm really pissed off with men, especially Persian men
By Mitra

POLL
Lady justice
Shirin Ebadi voted Iranian of the year

POLITICS
Aunt Ameri
Just being Persian-American simply isn't enough
By Sepand Rezaii

GENDER
If you can't beat 'em, ban 'em
Quota for men in the field of medicine
By Maryam Ghadessi

HEJAB
Shabah-e naamatboo
Europe wakes up to Islamic dress
By Alborz

ART
Before spring
Art on Women's Day
By Faezeh Rastin

RIGHTS
Hoghoogh-e zan hoghoogh-e bashar ast
Women's rights are human rights
By Niloofar Beyzaie

AFGHANISTAN
Do something
A message from an 8-year old bride
By Wazhma Frogh

DIASPORA
Second thoughts
Follow up to "Goodbye Iran"
By Anne Irani Abadani

COMEDIAN
A different image
I thought it was time to present a different image of the Muslim woman
Interview with Tissa Hami

WOMEN
Robbed of simple pleasures
Women's rights in Iran
By Ghazoll Motlagh

MATE
Coming down
I gave him my love, and that's all I can afford
By Heather-ley Peckham

HEJAB
Reverse extremism
France, it seems, has adopted an opposite extreme of intolerance to that enforced by the mullahs in Iran
By Peyvand Khorsandi

LOVE
Angel in disguise
Valentine's Day
By Arash Emamzadeh

ISLAM
A funeral and a wedding
Hijab in France: Battle for Islamic political uniform
By Saeed Keramat

REPLY
False phobia
Confusing 'Islamophobia' with racism
By Maryam Namazie

DECENCY
Of breasts and bombs
Talk about "indecent"
By Reza Mazaheri

HEJAB
Hatred for all things Islamic
Socialism in bed with capitalism
By Peyvand Khorsandi

HEJAB
Faraanseh va hejaab
French ban on head scarves and Iran's reaction
By Amir Azar

DIASPORA
What if I wore the hejab?
Prejudice amongst Iranians
By Hoda Fahimi

SATIRE
Women and babes?
Pathetic attempts at justifying of oppression against Palestinians
By Afsaneh Bahrami

SATIRE
Ammeh Soghra of all people!
Solidarity with the disqualified candidates!
By Behrouz Joon

BOOK
Funny in any language
Interview with author Firoozeh Dumas
By Golnoosh Niknejad

WOMEN
Divine inferiority
Women in the popular culture of Islam
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

LIFE
Roosari-ye sefid
The white headscarf
By Sadaf Kiani

REVOLUTION
Then, why?
Still can't think of a proper answer
By Azadeh Madani

LIFE
Trip to Ramsar
The one who has left my nest will come back
By Azam Nemati

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