Iranian Posters Warn Against Sexual Harassment
This is one in a series of Iranian anti-harassment ads. Each of the ads in the campaign blames sexual harassment on women who do not properly wear their Hijab.The hijab is an incredibly complex cultural artifact full of social meanings all over the political spectrum. This poster shows some of the social pressures exerted on women in Iran to wear the hijab. This poster comes from Iran where the government is using this platform to encourage traditional values and gendered norms using a chocolate bar/candy analogy. This poster struck a nerve on social media throughout the Middle East in part because blends some modern cultural diffusion elements with some older folk traditions.