In this episode of Life Solved Dr Mahsa Ghaffari explores how dress codes and shopping choices are allowing women to subtly subvert state oppression through clothing and consumer choices in Iran.
How Fashion and the Internet are Changing the Status of Women in Iran ft. Dr. Mahsa Ghaffari
As Iran experiences a period of heightened unrest, the conflict between civil rights and an authoritarian state continues to play out in public and private life.
Dr Mahsa Ghaffari is a specialist in marketing, and in this episode of Life Solved she explores how dress codes and shopping choices are allowing women to subtly subvert state oppression through clothing and consumer choices in Iran.
She explains how Iran’s history has previously navigated these tensions and how social media and access to an online worldwide community are encouraging young women to question authority and share a window on women’s rights with the wider world.
You can find out more about Mahsa’s research and other work at the University of Portsmouth website: https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-projects
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