April 28, 2010
Well, the connection hasn’t been drawn directly, but it can’t be far off; Iran has announced it will begin arresting women for being suntanned:
Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code
Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like “walking mannequins” will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code.
Brig Hossien Sajedinia, Tehran’s police chief, said a national crackdown on opposition sympathisers would be extended to women who have been deemed to be violating the spirit of Islamic laws. He said: “The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehaviour by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values. In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins.
“We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison them.”
Just think: tanning salons in Iran could be their version of Prohibition-era speakeasies: “Psst! Hey, bud! You know where a girl can get a good tan in this town?”
All kidding aside, this is another, albeit small, example of Islamic misogyny and how the woman is made responsible for the man’s sexual behavior.
LINKS: Don Surber looks at the politics of tanning in the US; The Jawa Report.
April 1, 2010
I’ve joked among friends about the tax on salon tans included in ObamaCare, but, to the small businesses that comprise much of the tanning business, losing another ten-percent of their income during a severe recession, when customers are cutting back, is no joke. KHAS-TV of Nebraska presented this report:
People are already cutting back on their spending and, unless you’re George Hamilton, tanning is a luxury that can be cut. For tanning salons, this new tax will mean even less income, leading to letting employees go or, for some, going out of business altogether.
The very real costs of ObamaCare are a story that is already playing out in large businesses and small, and, no matter how much they try to suppress it, the thugocracy cannot keep the people in the dark. There are too many sources of information, the effects will be too widespread, and everyone will know who did this to them.
And they’ll remember in November.