Women are amongst one of the subject matters that places the powers to be in the Islamic Republic of Iran at unease. The proliferation of the Internet in Iran was one of the most liberalizing elements to the women's movement for social and political equality inside Iran. Recently, the popularity of platforms such as Facebook, despite being blocked, has meant the government has been forced to loosen its control on women's content, and dialogue.
The social media phenomenon of "My Stealthy Freedom" on Facebook is the best example of this, with around a million followers and participants. This talk will look at how women are increasingly become more active in the online public sphere in the face of Internet controls. Also, a discussion of new findings regarding how images of women are filtered through a new Internet technique.