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"A woman without hijab is like a chair with three legs," says an Iranian government poster in support of the compulsory hijab for women.

For other views on the hijab, read this and this and check out our video project, "Why I Wear the Hijab (or Don't)."

-- Golnaz Esfandiari

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.

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