I was struck, about a year ago, when I heard an Iranian activist complain that Western media “goes on about” the restrictions on fashion. Perhaps she thought it trivialized the plight of Iranian girls and women. It is a state, after all, in which they are systematicallyraped by guards and police after arrest for such “crimes” as protesting in support of greater democracy — or any democracy at all.
But to those of us in the West accustomed to wearing whatever we want, the idea of “morality police” arresting women for showing the front of their hair, or for wearing clothing deemed to be too colorful and life-affirming, is extremely sinister and indicative of the nature of the perverse and totalitarian Government that oppresses its people.
Nearly 70 percent of Iran’s 78 million people are under 35 years-old. They overwhelming want… read more.