My introduction to the morality squad began with shouts and threats and ended with fruit juice and a hug from a lady cop in a black chador
that covered bleached blonde hair and a snug red leather jacket.
Some women arrive in long black chadors
and take off their outer layer before ordering, but prefer to keep their veils on.
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Women lost the social gains they had made under the Shah, and were forced to wear head coverings and full-body cloaks called chadors
Leaving their veils and chadors
at the door, these young women left their uniformity behind once a week to read forbidden books from the Western canon.
At a Muslim women's centre last week volunteers, staff and clients spanned the full spectrum of Islamic dress from bare heads to full black chadors
with only small slits for the eyes.
Women were shedding black chadors
, and forbidden satellite TV channels were avidly watched.
Many women now wear makeup and colorful scarves instead of chadors
Female models in her class were forced to pose in chadors
that kept them completely hidden.
The women were wrapped in black chadors
, only their bright, dark eyes and grinning lips peeking through.
This is the type of comedy that thinks the sight of three Muslim women wearing chadors
is inherently comical.
Elderly men wearing kaffiyeh headdresses, women wearing chadors
and Bedouin Arabs smoking nargileh pipes complete the scenario.