Iranian Women Get on Their Bikes After Fatwa Bans Cycling
Last week, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran issued a fatwa on women riding bicycles in the country. According to The Independent, biking "exposes society to corruption" and "contravenes women's chastity," but women in Iran were quick to defy the fatwa, and take to the streets with their bikes.
Using the hashtag #IranianWomenLoveCycling, people from Iran and from around the world are coming together to stand up for the rights of women in Iran.
Watch the video below of a mother and daughter who bravely cycled just hours after the fatwa was issued, and click through to see how women are rallying on social media for change.