While Republicans generally point out Iraq the Model as the exemplar of Iraqi democracy in action, I found another interesting one a while back. It's done by a female dentist in Mosul who calls herself Mama. It's depressing, for sure, but it gives a different perspective from Iraq the Model. The most recent post is heartbreaking.
Also: I didn't realize that women could be things like dentists in a place like Iraq. I guess it's just Saudi Arabia where that would be impossible.