Divorce, that hallmark of American matrimony, is increasingly being weilded by Iranian women as they assert themselves in a male-dominated society.

And more than just leaving their husbands, women are resisting other norms of Iranian marriages including polygamy and forced marriage. Women's rights came to the fore in Iran starting in 2005 with the Campaign for One Million Signatures which started in Morrocco as a means for Muslim women to vocalize their desire to reform misogyinst laws. Progress has been made with judges no longer ordering stonings for women who break their marriages.