The women of Iran are reaching for their own power and the whole world is watching. Slate Magazine writes that not Obama, nore Bush and not even Twitter are at the heart of what’s going on in Iran. Years of deligent work define the public defiance going on in Iran, and women not only participate, but often lead. (See Redtracker: In the Streets of Iran, Zahra Rahnavard Leads the Greens but We Also Hear from a Red.)
The Iranian clerics in and out of Iran know that women poses a profound threat to their authority and leadership. On the short term, clerics may prevail with force against Muslim women.
Slate introduces us to the One Million Signatures campaign, an online organization calling for an end to alws that end discrimination for Muslim women in Iran. See also the Human Rights & Democracy for Iran website.