But with I Heart Iran's insistence on laughter and humor to ease the troubled mind, here's a dose of the usual to pacify whatever anxiety you may be feeling.
Oh the glory of one of our favorite subjects: Iranians fighting mandatory veiling laws in their own smart and creative ways.
In the picture above, a group of Iranian women mock a sign in a public park that says "Promoting [Islamic] virtues is your national and religious duty" by showing some hair and skin.
Below, cheer yourself up with this: "Government’s New Project to Fight Bad-hijab Women"
Mockingly, a creative Iranian photoshopped a police version of the game Angry birds in which women without "proper Islamic dress" are catapulted.
And finally, another cartoon teaches you how to behave around a Mulla criticizing a woman’s hijab:
1-You are out on the street when…
2-Suddenly, a Mulla appears:
3-"My child, Your hijab is not proper."
4-Are you talking to me?
6-Oh My God...
For your Consideration: This image is my favorite this week. It fascinates me as it reflects on how attitudes about interacting with authorities and religious figures have changed from the time I was living in Iran (not long ago, almost a decade). My generation was taught "just say 'yes, sir' and walk way" civil disobedience. Not once would I have the courage to stand up to any hijab police or government authority who would approach me. I would just fix my veil right away, apologize and keep moving. This image is a testimony to the current attitude I personally encountered in Iran two years ago. (read my story here)By Parisa Saranj, Aslan Media Columnist