Weblogs in Iran – an overview. Part 2
There are more bloggers in Iran than in Germany, and the Internet is booming in Iranian cities like nowhere else in the Arab world. What is the reason? In the first part ("I wanted to puke, burst, explode"), on the basis of Nasrin Alavi’s study, three reasons were cited "We are the [email protected] Revolt against the mullahs – the young Persian weblog scene" three reasons: the Islamic Republic’s draconian press censorship, the end of cautious political reforms since 1997, and the large proportion of under-30s in the population. This time, the focus will be on the importance of women on the Net and on the "cultural invasion" of the west go.
Iran’s women are largely excluded from political power and hidden under headscarves or chadors in everyday life. The webloggers present themselves all the more openly and self-confidently and for the first time virtually take off the veil. Besides all kinds of idiosyncratic defenses of the veil ("veil is seen as a sign of resistance to Western values" or as a way, "to move more freely") is to be read in a blog that if the women did not wear the Tschador any more, "those Korean factories that export millions of meters of black fabric to Iran every year (and nowhere else) will have to declare bankruptcy."