Iran's voters are poised to go to the polls, and it seems that the conservative incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be challenged by the reformist Mir Hossein Mousavi.
This fab Salon article, The woman Ahmadinejad should fear, tells the story of Zahra Rahnavard, wife of Mir Hossein Mousavi. The article argues Zahra has been deliberately and visibly involved by her husband in his presidential campaign - a clear sign that Mir Hossein Mousavi, if elected, will liberalise restrictive laws facing Iran's women.
The former chancellor of a women's university in Tehran, Zahra is quite clearly more than just a poster girl. And she's made clear that she has no aspiration to become Iran's answer to Michelle Obama - rather, she wants to remain faithful to Muslim principles while providing leadership as a woman. Let's hope she gets the chance to tread that difficult road.