Saturday, June 27, 2009
Unveiling the Revolution
The women of Iran have jolted me awake from my cable news coma. So many of the protesters are young and female like me but display a courage I have never known -- clasping rocks in their fists, kicking at baton-wielding policemen and, in the case of Neda Agha-Soltani, dying on the streets of Tehran. Judging from the flood of "I am Neda" T-shirts and tweets, I'm hardly the only one feeling not just powerful admiration but identification with Iranian women.