Why not? Western feminists stage an annual Hijab Day in solidarity with hijab-wearing women in the West who are supposedly victims of “Islamophobia,” but Isabelle Adjani will find that her expectation is not fulfilled. As always, the outreach and accommodation go only in one direction.
Iran: Isabelle Adjani expects women who wear the veil to remove it in solidarity with ‘those who are massacred for this gesture
Translated from “Iran : Isabelle Adjani attend des femmes qui portent le voile qu’elles l’enlèvent par solidarité avec ‘celles qui se font massacrer pour ce geste,’”
FranceInfo, November 7, 2022:
A first version of the title of this article could suggest that Isabelle Adjani launched a “call” to women to remove their veil. Which she did not formally do. She said there was no question of “not hearing the call” from Iranian women. “This fight makes me want to expect women who wear the veil to remove it, all over the world, in solidarity with those who are killed, massacred, for doing this gesture.”
While the demonstrations against the regime continue in Iran, the French actress Isabelle Adjani estimates Monday, November 7 on franceinfo that there is no question of “not hearing the call” of Iranian women. “This fight makes me want to expect women who wear the veil to remove it, all over the world, in solidarity with those who are killed, massacred, by making this gesture,” she explains.
A month ago, several women artists, including Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche, Apple and Marion Cotillard, cut a lock of their hair to support the protest movement born in response to the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old student died on September 16, three days after she was arrested in Tehran by morality police who accused her of breaking the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code. “It is not us who are going to change the policy of the mullahs and bring them back to human reason,” explains Isabelle Adjani. “Even if what we do with a pair of scissors is strictly symbolic, we risk nothing, that we are not in the street, we are there. We are there and we are sending Iranian women a message that can bring them a little strength in a fight that goes beyond the comprehension of courage.”
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