'No doesn't mean no': Iran's 'Namjoo scandal' triggers debate on sexual abuse

published 5 months ago by France 24

When the #MeToo movement started sending reverberations across the globe in 2017, Iranian women felt the campaign was still out of reach for many. That was until late last summer, when one by one, Iranian women started taking to social media with their own accounts of sexual abuse and harassment. Among those accused of misconduct was Mohsen Namjoo, dubbed the Bob Dylan of Iran. That story has resurfaced in recent days: in a leaked audio recording, Namjoo is heard saying "no doesn't mean no". We speak to women's rights activist Sussan Tahmasebi about this polarising issue in Iran.

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