pictory: Girls in Bikini vs Veiled Women on Caspian Sea, Babolsar (1971)

pictory: Girls in Bikini vs Veiled Women on Caspian Sea, Babolsar (1971)
by Darius Kadivar

Two Ways of Life: a middle-aged veiled woman sitting on the beach of the Caspian Sea, is a striking contrast to young bikini-clad girls from Tehran enjoying a weekend near Babolsar (August 23rd, 1971)  

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Dubai dress code: 'Cover up', UAE women tell foreigners

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#UAE Dress Code (bbc) By Katy Watson

Emiratis turn to Twitter to reinforce 'modest' ways of dressing in UAE


It was a Saturday afternoon and I was meeting a friend for coffee in one of Dubai's extravagant shopping malls.

I put on a flowery dress which went to just below the knee and I grabbed a cardigan to cover my shoulders and wrap up warmly - mindful that the air-conditioning in shopping malls here is on full-blast to compensate for temperatures that reach the low fifties in the summer.

I browsed through a few shops while waiting for my friend and it wasn't long before I noticed a lady staring at me ...






Sargord the kind of woman u mention RUN Iran's women police NOW!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred

Mona Tahiri

baha'i faith does not promote wearing bikinis at public places

by Mona Tahiri on

The choice of clothing and the cut of the beard and its dressing are left to the discretion of men. But beware, O people, lest ye make yourselves the playthings of the ignorant.

(Bahá'u'lláh, "Bisharat" ["Glad-Tidings"], Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 23)

It hath been... permitted you to attire yourselves in silk. The Lord hath relieved you, as a bounty on His part, of the restrictions that formerly applied to clothing and to the trim of the beard. He, verily, is the Ordainer, the Omniscient. Let there be naught in your demeanour of which sound and upright minds would disapprove, and make not yourselves the playthings of the ignorant. Well is it with him who hath adorned himself with the vesture of seemly conduct and a praiseworthy character. He is assuredly reckoned with those who aid their Lord through distinctive and outstanding deeds

(Bahá'u'lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, ¶ 159 p. 76)


A picture is worth a thousand words, they say

by Rea on

From 'good bikinis' to 'bad hijabis' in 30 yrs only, so sad. 

Sargord Pirouz

The way the woman in the

by Sargord Pirouz on

The way the woman in the chador squats down reminds me of my grandmother's dear old kolfat. She was so nice.

It also reminds me of the many, many women that looked like this woman, begging on the streets of Tehran during the 1970s. 


That's right from my memory. aaaaaaaaaaaaaah

by oktaby on

how we gave it all away. 

Yesterday......love was such an easy game to play 



DK jaan this is Chaboksar not Babolsar!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred

Ali P.

The young girls...

by Ali P. on

...could have been the middle-aged lady's grand-daughters.


I remember many families like that, when I was a kid, before the Revolution.


"Live and let live" at it's best.