In Episode 2 of the Iran Election 1400 podcast, brought to you by MESF at Deakin University, Dr James Barry, Dr Elham Naeej and Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh cover the registration of female candidates in the election, asking the key questions: how is the term "rajol-e siasi" used to exclude women? How are women used and weaponised in elections? How important are the politics of veiling? And is the registration of female candidates an act of resistance? In the second half of the episode, with special guest British-Iranian journalist Maryam Sinaiee, we tackle a number of pertinent issues in this election, particularly the nature of censorship in Iran and how this affects reporting, the behind the scenes struggles between different factions of the Iranian government, and the controversial campaign and registration of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who may prove to be a destructive force in this election season. Iran Election 1400 is a weekly podcast that will be your guide through the complex theatre of the Iranian presidential election season, its processes, personalities, issues, consequences and outcomes. For up to date election news and information on candidates, visit http://www.mesf.org.au/iran-election-2021-2/, or follow us on Twitter @iranvotes1400.