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Iran Bans "Glamorous Haircuts," Necklaces for Men

Iran Bans "Glamorous Haircuts," Necklaces for Men

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Already it's clear that gay men are unwelcome in Iran, where punishment includes execution. But now they've really done it. They've gone and banned "glamorous haircuts," necklaces for men, and even proposed banishing our little dogs.

The new rules are enforced by an army of 70,000 moral fashion police, according to a report from the Guardian. They are charged with defense of Iran from "the western cultural invasion," as termed by the state news agency.

"The enforcement of the moral security plan was requested by the nation and it will be continued until people's concerns are properly addressed," said Ahmadreza Radan, the deputy commander of the Iranian police, according to the Guardian.

Until then, men will be allowed to wear short-sleeved shirts but not shorts. A list of approved hairstyles is being distributed. And women, as always, have it much worse and are prohibited from so much as a loose-fitting headscarf.

The anti-dog law was proposed in the country's parliament by lawmakers, who complained they are too dirty.

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Lucas Grindley is VP and Editorial Director for Here Media, which is parent company to The Advocate. His Twitter account is filled with politics, Philip Glass appreciation, and adorable photos of his twin toddler daughters.
Lucas Grindley is VP and Editorial Director for Here Media, which is parent company to The Advocate. His Twitter account is filled with politics, Philip Glass appreciation, and adorable photos of his twin toddler daughters.