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Iranian Actress Sentenced To Ninety Lashes

Marzieh Vafamehr lashing

A barbaric decision has been made in Iran, one that definitely does not sit well us.

Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to one year in jail as well as ninety lashes for her work in the Australian film, My Tehran for Sale.

The film, which addresses social alienation, artistic repression, and drug use in Iran, shows Marzieh with a shaved head and without a headscarf.

The technicality behind her sentencing is that she worked on a film whose shooting didn't have the required permit, but the filmmakers swear that claim is baseless.

Director Granaz Moussavi states:

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Australian Passports To Offer 'Indeterminate' Gender Option

australia to offer third gender option on passports

Sounds like this could make traveling quite a bit easier for a lot of people!

We've just learned that from here on out, Australian passports will offer a third gender option of "indeterminate" in an effort to stop discrimination against people who are transgender or intersex.

Not only that, but transgender people will have the option to choose "male" or "female" as long as they have a doctor's statement to support their choice!

Here's what Australian senator Louise Pratt had to say about the new gender option on passports:

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