Posts By Zillah Eisenstein

News from Iranian Women, in Their Own Voices

News from Iranian Women, in Their Own Voices

I had been contacted by a few Iranian women to speak with them just shortly after Mahsa Amini’s death and the demonstrations/revolution began. Then later I contacted them to ask whether the new decree to disband the “Morality Police” was of any real consequence for...

From Enforced Hijabs to Enforced Pregnancies

From Enforced Hijabs to Enforced Pregnancies

We need to see this newest devastating crisis of democracy in the U.S. with renewed urgency because it has too long a history. Look at what is happening to Iranian women (and Saudi, and Indian, and Afghan) and see ourselves together, in camaraderie against illiberal theocracies.

For Afghan Women, Again

For Afghan Women, Again

This struggle of Afghan women and the fight against misogyny is hardly new, and yet new developments are happening. Newly mobilized global feminisms may be emerging. If this can happen, it might just save our planet. Afghan women ask that there be no recognition of...