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    Iran warns women over slack dressing

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070422...Nf5leTLuv2_sEF

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    "Since the plan started at 10:00 am on Saturday, 1,347 women have been warned and given Islamic guidance," the head of information at Tehran city's police force, Mehdi Ahmadi, told AFP.
    "There were 170 arrests. Of these, 58 were released after making a written commitment and rectifying their appearance. The cases of the rest, who already had a record, were handed over to the judiciary," he said.
    Iranian newspapers printed pictures of women in tight and colourful clothing being given warnings on Tehran's streets by female police officers dressed in chadors as the crackdown got underway on Saturday....
    ...Ahmadi said officers would also target men sporting clothes deemed too tight or hairstyles deemed too extravagant.

    (OOhhh, Sanjaya better watch where he travels.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070422...Nf5leTLuv2_sEF

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    "Since the plan started at 10:00 am on Saturday, 1,347 women have been warned and given Islamic guidance," the head of information at Tehran city's police force, Mehdi Ahmadi, told AFP.
    "There were 170 arrests. Of these, 58 were released after making a written commitment and rectifying their appearance. The cases of the rest, who already had a record, were handed over to the judiciary," he said.
    Iranian newspapers printed pictures of women in tight and colourful clothing being given warnings on Tehran's streets by female police officers dressed in chadors as the crackdown got underway on Saturday....
    ...Ahmadi said officers would also target men sporting clothes deemed too tight or hairstyles deemed too extravagant.

    (OOhhh, Sanjaya better watch where he travels.)
    I cant believe it, how ridiculous, but if that is what their religion requires, who am I to disagree.

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    What is this story for? Why should we care about the dress code of another country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070422...Nf5leTLuv2_sEF

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    (OOhhh, Sanjaya better watch where he travels.)


    lol .... .... .... .... lol


    p.s. dont they also force the men to wear beards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_16 View Post
    What is this story for? Why should we care about the dress code of another country?
    You obviously cared enough to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhoney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by montana_16 View Post
    What is this story for? Why should we care about the dress code of another country?
    You obviously cared enough to respond.


    i remember reading somewhere that iran has bands of roving female dress-code police who are armed with batons and have been given the power by the State to actually go up to a woman on the street and beat her up on the spot if she's not dressed the way they think she should be!



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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_16 View Post
    What is this story for? Why should we care about the dress code of another country?
    Are you saying that we shouldn't concern ourselves with issues of another country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterj View Post
    Are you saying that we shouldn't concern ourselves with issues of another country?
    No, we shouldn't worry about the oppresion of billions of women in a huge region of the world. That would make us busy-bodies. (Totally dripping with sarcasm, in case anyone missed it)

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    My boyfriend is originally from Iran. He obviously still has family there, several of whom I have met. It's very sad because they are good people and I hate to see them living under these conditions. His mother last went to Iran two years ago to visit family and the dress code was not enforced at all, most women just put a loose scarf over their head, but would leave their hair showing, wear makeup, jeans, etc. The women there were getting an education and allowed to have freedom...so sad that this is taking them back to the stone age. I hope she doesn't go to Iran again. My boyfriend has made his wishes known that she never returns to that country again, as has his other brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    My boyfriend is originally from Iran. He obviously still has family there, several of whom I have met. It's very sad because they are good people and I hate to see them living under these conditions. His mother last went to Iran two years ago to visit family and the dress code was not enforced at all, most women just put a loose scarf over their head, but would leave their hair showing, wear makeup, jeans, etc. The women there were getting an education and allowed to have freedom...so sad that this is taking them back to the stone age. I hope she doesn't go to Iran again. My boyfriend has made his wishes known that she never returns to that country again, as has his other brother.
    that's true. this "back to the stone age" thing has been gradually increasing ever since ahmadinejad took over .... and i think he's taking his cue from the religious higher-ups, because i recall reading he wanted to allow women to attend the world cup games when they came to iran, but he reversed his position when told to do so.

    can you imagine that?
    a sporting event where the audience is nothing but males?



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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_16 View Post
    What is this story for? Why should we care about the dress code of another country?
    I thought it was interesting. Obviously we have different tastes. Have a nice day, montana.

    When I saw the article I wondered what their crime rates (by crimes I mean theft/rape/murder etc) were and how all this attention to dress code affected that.

    Also, I'm glad my religion doesn't have police enforcing our beliefs.

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    Here we go again. This is why I don't post much any more because I get personally attacked if I respond to any subject that may be controversial.

    I should have been more clear about some things. I was NOT saying why should it be posted here at Websleuths. I was talking about the corporate media specifically bringing up negative stories about IRAN. Take one guess as to why they are doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhoney View Post
    You obviously cared enough to respond.
    Thank you for sticking your tongue out at me.
    As I should have made clear on my first post, I was NOT directing this at taxiemom. I am talking about the corporate media who are making sure they get more and more negativity out there for us to ingest about IRAN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    My boyfriend is originally from Iran. He obviously still has family there, several of whom I have met. It's very sad because they are good people and I hate to see them living under these conditions. His mother last went to Iran two years ago to visit family and the dress code was not enforced at all, most women just put a loose scarf over their head, but would leave their hair showing, wear makeup, jeans, etc. The women there were getting an education and allowed to have freedom...so sad that this is taking them back to the stone age. I hope she doesn't go to Iran again. My boyfriend has made his wishes known that she never returns to that country again, as has his other brother.
    Not all of them. At work, I briefly mentored a girl from Iran and because she wasn't Muslim (she was born in Iran, but practiced a different religion, can't remember what) she wasn't allowed to go to university there. She immigrated to Canada to get her education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterj View Post
    Are you saying that we shouldn't concern ourselves with issues of another country?
    They're not allowed to wear pants, whooooppppie doooooo. Its not like they're being lined up and shot in the head. Who gives a crap what they have to wear. We're not talking berkas here and even if we were, its NONE of our business. Women in Saudi aren't allowed to drive. What should we do about it? Let them worry about their own dress policy. Geez.

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