Why Iranian Women are Taking Off Their Hijabs

Over 3 million women were stopped by Iran's morality police for inappropriate dress, now some are fighting the law.

Masih Alinejad posted two photos of herself side-by-side, one wearing her hijab and the other showing her curly hair. From there a movement was born. She's now the moderator of the Facebook page, My Stealthy Freedom. On this page, women share beautiful photos of themselves sans headscarves- a punishable crime.

Related: Why Morality Police Patrol the Streets of Iran

Since 1983, women in Iran are required by law to cover their hair in public. There are 7 types of Islamic veils, with the hijab required in Iran. The women's photos serve as a "quiet but brave protest" against the law.

Video via Vox