Monday, April 30, 2007

The Fashion Police Strike Again


Persian hipsters beware: Iran's revolutionary guardsmen have just been given another excuse to arrest "enemies of the revolution"... your hair. And not just on top of your heads, oh no. Not only are "western hairstyles" banned for men (ladies, keep on doin' whatever it is you're doing under those headscarves), but barbers have been banned from serving customers wearing ties (a symbol of subservience to the west), and from plucking their clients' eyebrows. In a land of abundant facial hair, I don't have to tell you what this means. While monobrows were indeed a symbol of (feminine) beauty in the Qajar period, that was a hundred years ago, and times have changed. Add this new regulation to the already present ban on shaving for workers in the public sector (a huge chunk of the workforce), and you'll have a country full of savage looking beasts. Which is arguably just an extension of their foreign policy these days...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To think that in a world like Iran, our friend Jo Gold and myself would still have our monobrow... wow. I would have even less chances of finding a husband than now!

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh that was me by the way, DJ Ogo. always there to boost your reader stats.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous BgA said...

What about me, I pluck, but I originally have a unibrow too.

10:59 PM  

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