Samurais in Scarves: Lavandi at LHR and the Humble Khaareji Observer

Samurais in Scarves: Lavandi at LHR and the Humble Khaareji Observer
by Temporary Bride

Let’s play a little game of true or false, shall we?

I’ll begin.

TRUE OR FALSE: Iranian women are timid, shy and socially repressed creatures.

I shall be arguing the negative, supported by evidence of the check-in and boarding areas of flight BD 931 from London to Tehran.

Despite an upbringing that values virginity and fragile beauty above all else, these women have cultivated a form of flirting that is nothing short of art.

I have been admiring their craft since check-in. It involves an intricate sequence of complex gestures which manage to be both innocent and seductive, clandestine and deliberate, disinterested and committed and all within the strict confines of permissible behavior.

It begins with the most innocent of glances, always from under a thick web of lacquered eyelashes. It is quick - blink and you could miss it - but it is pregnant with meaning. It tells the prospective suitor ‘I have noticed you’.

Then, just as this look begins to arouse interest, a flick of the chin and slight pout of the bottom lip drives the man away, wondering if he was ever the object of such attention.

I’m telling you - these ladies are samurais.

And so it continues. A slight turn of the shoulder, a faint widening of the lips, a gentle clinking of a teaspoon or the accidental dropping of a telephone number to the floor.

CONCLUSION: I may have cracked the hijab but I have much to learn.


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Total bollocks

by Nur-i-Azal on

The most docile-acting Iranian women would make the most bull-dyke Anglo-woman look like a complete nothing! Iranian women have strength and controlling power (mental or otherwise) unimaginable amongst many women of other contemporary cultures, esp. in the West. They are total mind-game Masters bar none, and as far as I am concerned full-fledged High Adepts of the highest occult arts without knowing it themselves. To put in Indian Tantric terms, the Shakti is fully embodied within the being of an Iranian woman.

What culture other than Iran could produce the like of a Tahirih Qurr'atu'l-'Ayn in the middle of the 19th century? The West certainly didn't.

In fact one could argue that while the exterior of Iranian society is a patriarchy; within the walls of Iranian society (i.e. the home) the society is actually in truth a full-fledged Matriarchy where the women rule! This is one of the most interesting paradoxes of Iranian society which, I suspect, is going to become even more pronounced once this regime finally goes.

My only fear is that with this power Iranian women  weild, in a post-mullocratic situation, instead of allowing it to fully flower and develop in an authentic cultural way, it could be re-directed  and manipulated into the service of multinational corporate greed! May the MOTHER OF ALL-THINGS protect and guide the Iranian woman away from this trap.