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Sunday, February 25, 2007

It's a crackdown. And they don't mean low-slung pants.

Iran vows crackdown on 'inappropriately' dressed women

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's judiciary is to launch a fresh clampdown on women it deems are inappropriately dressed and "spreading prostitution," the state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.

"The ones who spread prostitution and intentionally seek to disturb social and moral security by inappropriate clothing and behaviour will be firmly confronted," Tehran's hardline prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi said.
Hm. I wonder if there's any difference between "hardline" in Iran and "hardline" here.

Every post-pubescent woman is required to cover her hair and body in public in Iran. Crackdowns are common in summer when many women defy the Islamic dress code by wearing short bright coats, flimsy headscarves and capri pants.
My God, social mores are decaying before our eyes!

Hope that "hardline prosecutor" never shows up at a U.S. middle school.

Story says there's going to be a "crackdown." I bet that's different over there, too.