Monday, July 30, 2007

The Fashion Divide

I never really thought about the great difference in the cultural divide between the democratic West and the religion-centric world of the East until now. Perhaps we should feel privileged to be allowed to "dress like models", when Iran are now cracking down on "those who have Western-style haircuts and clothing" as the government/police "are going to act against clothes shops and hairdressers", according to an SMH article. How ironic when Iranian women are considered to be pushing boundaries by showing ankles and fashionable hairstyles under scarves when we go about in short shorts (or, in Sienna Miller's case, a black one piece swim wear) in Summer! And my God, how lucky we are!

In times like these, I think it's impossible not to be glad for the freedom of choice we have (no matter how terrible the leaders of our countries might be)...
Cred: SMH

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