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Iran's Women's Fashion Revolution?

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 4, 2022 at 13:26

Iranians all over the world on demonstration against Iran's "fashion laws" for Muslim women.

I know, I know ... a mandatory "scarf" is different from a "burqa."

In Iran, it seems, only the hair of a woman must be covered - so the burqa isn't necessary.

In the USA, I remember Hollywood's Cowboy movies in which the "bad guys" wore a mask during a bank rubbery.

But now, in Manhattan, as I walk down a street with many pedestrians, it's not uncommon to see a woman with pants so thin and tight that it looks like she merely painted pants on herself. Well, being a well trained child with love and honor installed into me, I merely observe the beauty that G*d installed in a woman to make her appealing to a man, and I'm glad I don't live in Iran where it's illegal for a woman to be immodest - she must pretend that she isn't beautiful. In fact, how would she know how she looks when she required only to see herself in a mirror in the toilet before or after a shower? I'm exaggerating of course, but the essence of my point should be obvious. But during the lifetime of my generations and cohorts a euphemism has emerged that is now listed as a term in our dictionary: "Adult Entertainment." Who needs to be protected from it? Only Children. Adults, man and women, are free to do as they please with their bodies except physical harm, or generally selling actual sex activity. And even here, this last activity is legal in one state, Nevada.

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