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Jan-June 2005
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LIFE
Fashion echoes

In the sixties, my mother was channeling Googoosh, who was channeling Maria Callas, who was channeling Audrey Hepburn. I long for those kind of echoes
Jasmin Darznik

PRESS
Jal al-Khaalegh

Insulting women and minorities in the press
Shahriar Zahedi

WOMEN
I am a woman. I have rights.

Women demand equal rights at Tehran University gathering
Photo essay

WOMEN
Who needs a husband?
Young women and the idea of marriage
Solmaz Separy

CELEBRITY
Two worlds

My "dual life" as a stand-up comic and over-educated secretary
Tissa Hami

RELIGION
The good teachings
Monotheism & equality of the sexes, and conversion of faith in Zoroastrianism
Maneck Bhujwala

LIFE
If only I knew

Had the child of then known what the woman of today knows, she would have spoken up. Glad I didn't.
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

REASON
Separation of god & science

Especially on gender issues and sexual equality, religious schools contradict society's achievements
Azar Majedi

RELIGION
Equal? Please...

Zoroastrian women have not always been on equal footing with men
Maziar Shirazi

RELIGION
Pouruchista
Equality of men and women in Zarathushtra’s original teachings is well recognized
Dina G. McIntyre

PUBLIC SERVANT
A woman for all seasons
In memory of Farrokhrou Parsa
Ardavan Bahrami

WOMEN
So could we
Virginity and the incredible pragmatism of the Iranian woman
Shahla Azizi

WOMEN
Pretty hairy
I have not removed any of my body hair in three and a half years
Tahereh Aghdassifar

RELIGION
Not that old hat again

From the daughter of Ahriman to the rib of Adam
Vida Kashizadeh

APPEARANCE
Staying in place

Did a small piece of cloth on her head really make a difference?
Najmeh Fakhraie

LIFE
Ageless(ish)
How old are you? How much do you weigh?... Are numbers really necessary?
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

FOOD
Between Persian and plain pasta
I inherited my grandmother’s earnestness about Persian cooking but none of her confidence
Jasmin Darznik

LIFE
Old friends
I silently observe her diamond ring and the lovely shade of pink on her fingernails and push my gardener hands deep into my pockets
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

WOMEN
Mojgan's dilemma

"To succeed in this city you will eventually have to remove your hejab in public," I told her
Mahin Bahrami

THEATRE
Stage presence

Acting
Kourosh Salehi

SPORTS
Iron woman

Mehrnoush "Noushi" Barmaki shows us all how over 40 doesn't stop you from being world class
Behrouz Bahmani

BOOKS
Iran with Lolita in Persepolis

Presentations of the Iranian Revolution by Nafisi and Satrapi
Teresa Camacho

BOOK
Lazy lechers
Excerpt from "Lipstick Jihad"
Azadeh Moaveni

WOMEN
Westward wind
Gender equality in the 21st century
Behshad Hastibakhsh

RELATIONSHIPS
Welcome to the 21st century!
I wondered if at the end of the day this generation is really that different from those of the recent past
Baharak Sedigh

FOOD
Valentine abgoosht
Saltanat entered the apartment with her nose first sniffing like a Bassett hound on the trail
Kaveh Aminian, Seattle

LIFE
Remarkable, independent -- and incomplete
A taste of the 21st century female attorney
Neda

SATIRE
Wham, bam, thank you Azam
I owe Ms. N. a debt of gratitude for love finally coming and knocking on my door
Sima Shirazi

ALBUM
Forward & back

Personal photos
Mahshid Amirshahi

NOTE
The toughest woman in Tehran
Iranian of the year: Shirin Ebadi
Raman Kia (Buddahead)

ACTING
Performer's choice
The Aghdashloo controversy
Guive Mirfendereski

RELATIONSHIP
Cheating partners
The fight against yourself
Yasaman Rohani

LOVE
Sooner or later
I have learned in my life the tragic, but immutable truth that love is more than passion and conquest and beauty
M. T. Maan

WOMEN
Ups and (mostly) downs
Women and freedom in Iran
Masoud Kazemzadeh

RIGHTS
Is Canada next?

How many Islamic republics do we have to fight? One in Iran, one in Afghanistan, fighting the creation of another in Iraq, and now one in Canada
Azar Majedi

DEBATE
Blowing off steam
Relax. Islam is not taking over Canada
Maziar Shirazi

HAIR
Some of us like our women hairy

My moment of real consolation came when I met Qajar women
Afsaneh Najmabadi

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