Iran Lifts Ban on Women Entering Stadiums: Will It Last?

Her name was Sahar Khodayari. A 29-year old Iranian woman with a simple dream: to attend a soccer match and cheer for her team. In March 2019, she decided to stand against the misogyny and oppression of Iranian law. She disguised herself as a man and entered the Azadi Soccer Stadium in Iran. When the guards confronted her, she did not hide behind her disguise. She was arrested and later detained for two days in Garchack prison, a place for criminals convicted of violent crimes.    After being released on…