Tuesday, March 01, 2005


New attitudes color Iranian society! A Pink Revolution?

By Barbara Slavin, USA TODAY
In a city that only a few years ago was almost monochromatic - full of women draped head to toe in black - women and girls this winter are sporting pink coats, pink sweaters, pink head scarves, shoes and bags.

Iran's Islamic rulers appear to have given up trying to make women observe more than the letter of the hijab, the Koran's admonition that Muslim women outside their homes should cover everything but their faces, hands and feet. The change has been gradual, but this year coats have gotten shorter, brighter and tighter, heels higher and scarves have slipped farther back to reveal most of women's hair.

Iran's "pink revolution" is a silent fashion statement that sends a powerful message.

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