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Early Feminist Cartoons

08 Mar 2010 20:394 Comments
Cartoons depicting Iranian women from 1900 to 1917
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On the way to the public bath: "You cannot trust women or horses."
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"Wow, look Karbalaie Hassan! A foreign woman!"

Reprinted by Hamid Saher in The evolution of Iranian cartoons in the past 70 years (Atropat publishing, Iran, 1998). Source: Iranian.com

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4 Comments

Janet Afary features a number of early feminist cartoons as well in her "Sexual Politics in Modern Iran."

Alex / March 8, 2010 8:15 AM

bebin aziz vaghti ke bozorgtarin honare zane ironi dorost kardane ghorme sabzi va khali kardane jibe aghayone hagheshon az hamini ham ke hast kamtare . zane oropaye khodesho jer mide vase zendegi kardan zane ironi ba ghornme sabzi dorrost kardan mige ke chera mesle oropaye ha azad nist? khodayesh hagheshone
na

hamed / March 8, 2010 7:04 PM

@Hamed: kamelan mokhalefam... to az shekame mamanet be donya umadi ke honaresh ghorme sabzi bud faghat?! to az madari be donya umadi ke faghat (VA FAGHAT) jibe babato khali mikard?!
Na... hameye zana injuri nistan... to hanuz tu orupa zendegi nakardi ke inaro migi... ya hade aghal zane orupaii nadari... orupa ham khodesh hezar no zan dare! fargheshun ba irania ine ke azadishun bishtare... bara hamin ke azadie bishtari daran, naghseshun tu jame e bishtare... va baraye hamine ke be shoharashun vabaste nistan!
age zane irani azad bashe... jame e ye barabari khahim dasht hade aghal az lahaze jensiati...

Rasam / March 8, 2010 11:23 PM

it is shameful that we could not salve this problem in our society # women are not free in this place

mojtaba azdi / July 13, 2010 9:52 PM