Iranian women have been sharing photos of themselves riding bikes on Facebook and Instagram to rebel against a fatwa (religious law) that prevents women from cycling because it "threatens their chastity." That's crazy. Everyone knows cycling doesn't threaten female chastity, that's horseback riding (JK).

Iranian police chiefs even warned that women caught cycling would be prosecuted. But these Iranian bike lovers are having none of it. Many have uploaded pictures and video to Facebook group called Stealthy Freedom and on Instagram with the hashtag #IranianWomenLoveCycling, where they've been viewed and shared tens of thousands of times.


In this video, a woman from Tehran says she and her mom rented bicycles as soon as they heard about the fatwah. "It's our absolute right and we're not going to give up," she says.

Here are some more women on wheels:

Sources: Telegraph