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IN OMG! ON 01 Nov, 2015
Even as the world continues to move forward in advancement, there are parts of the world where the ghosts of the past refuse to be left behind. Take Iran, for instance. Laws over there are repressive towards women, and recently, this has led to a massive protest. And for the same cause, actress Sadaf Taherian has done something. Check it out.
The Iranian actress has posted pictures of her without her hijab in protest to repressive Iranian laws that forbid women from showing hair in public. This has even led to her getting banned from acting.
She says that she has been sexually harassed several times on the set, which led her to take this step. "I was nervous and worried about how people would react to my photos. Remembering my past gave me the confidence to post these photos. I recall visiting many film companies to sign a contract, but I would hear many inappropriate comments about my physical appearance."
"I did not expect this from the people of Iran, from my own culture – to hear so many insults," she said. "I can only feel sorry for their reaction and I have nothing else to say. I want to live in a place and live the way that makes me happy."
The actress hopes to res