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The Changing Role Of Women In Iran

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The Changing Role Of Women In Iran

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The Changing Role Of Women In Iran

The Changing Role Of Women In Iran

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A young Iranian woman holds a placard and a picture of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi during a protest in Kiev. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands of Iranians continue to protest the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. For the first time, women played a visible and important role in the campaign.

Now, women are involved in demonstrations on both sides of the political divide.

Guests:

Farnaz Fassihi, reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Iran

Azadeh Moaveni, contributor to Time magazine and author of Lipstick Jihad

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