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December 13, 2007

Women in Iran banned from wearing boots and hats

Topics: Iran

equalwomen.jpgWomen are now banned from (..... are you ready for this?) - wearing boots and hats on the streets of Tehran. The decision to apply the Islamic code came from a committee composed of the Revolutionary Guard, the judiciary, police and officials from the intelligence ministry and the ministry of culture and Islamic orientation. It would be interesting to know how many women got to vote on this latest Islamo-idiocy in Iran:

Police chief, General Ahmad Radan, announced the ban on Wednesday saying that boots could only be worn if they were covered by pants.

"If boots are not covered by pants that fall to the ankles, they show the female shape and that is therefore in contradiction with Islamic dress code," said Radan.

Iranian women can no longer leave home with their pants pushed inside their boots and they can no longer wear hats without a veil.

"A hat is not an adequate substitute for a veil or a hijab," he said. " If someone really wants to wear a hat, they can put it on the veil."

Feminist Rezvan Moghdaddam told Adnkronos International (AKI) that police should be concerned about drug traffickers than street fashion.

"Instead of being busy with women's hats and boots, the police would be better catching the merchants of death that kill our young people with drugs," she said from Tehran.

"Our cities are infested by delinquents and security forces are only worried about how women dress, all this is really ridiculous."

Apparently, several clerics sitting as MPs in the Iranian parliament have criticized the Tehran police chief for showing excessive zeal.

Being a woman in Iran is living under a constitution that dictates that a woman's life is worth half a man's. "Women in Iran are second-class citizens, officially segregated from men in many aspects of public life. They are required to use a separate and dramatically inferior hospital system. State security officers forcibly remove female spectators from soccer games. For a young Iranian woman caught at a co-ed party can mean arrest and possibly worse. Women are regularly hanged in public for "acts incompatible with chastity." Those accused of adultery are buried up to their necks and stoned to death."

Related: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Delusions of Godhood.
HT - Jawa Report

Posted by Richard at December 13, 2007 11:46 AM

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