Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A "friendly chat" with Iran's fashion police

Be careful what you wear:

"My dear there is a problem with your manto. Please do not wear this kind of manto. Please wear a longer manto from now on."

Some are just let go there, but others are escorted to waiting minibuses with dark black tinted window panes and labelled "Guidance Patrol."

A girl in a short white manto whose long hair was tumbling out the front of her headscarf is taken by the police to one of the minibuses on Vanak Square in central Tehran -- an unexpected and unhappy end to her shopping trip.

Another arrested woman is already inside the bus. She begins to cry. "I promise, I promise!"

And the minibus doors slam shut.

I can't imagine it's at all easy living there.

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Blogger Bradly Jones said...

call and find out the rules before visiting a country. Not that i agree with such dress codes but you have to respect the rules of foreign countries.

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