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8/18/2010 (5 years ago)

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Rare instance of dress restrictions being placed on males

In the western world, the mullet - long in back, short on top, is usually the sign of a blue collar Joe who likes nothing more than to play air guitar to his favorite Eighties rock groups. In fashion, it's the sign of a clueless guy and signifies "slacker" or "loser." The nation of Iran has taken that one step further and has outlawed the hairstyle for men altogether.

Already known for restricting the style freedoms of women the Iranian government has now set its sights on men, specifically on their ponytails, spikes, and mullets

Already known for restricting the style freedoms of women the Iranian government has now set its sights on men, specifically on their ponytails, spikes, and mullets

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By Catholic Online

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/18/2010 (5 years ago)

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Already known for restricting the style freedoms of women the Iranian government has now set its sights on men, specifically on their ponytails, spikes, and mullets. Iranian fashion police decry these styles as Westernized hairdos that they insist are "don'ts" in the Islamic world.

Henceforth, the Iranian government has helpfully produced a pamphlet featuring acceptable men's haircuts. "The proposed styles are inspired by Iranians' complexion, culture and religion, and Islamic law," official Jaleh Khodayar says.

I a recently Iranian style development, police in Tehran are threatening to arrest women for having tans, which they consider evidence of violated Islamic dress codes. Police chief Brig Hossien Sajedinia declared to newspaper reporters, "In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins. We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison them."



 

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