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New dress code for Iranians?
伊朗制定新的服裝準則?

Women in traditional dress protest in support of strict enforcement of the Islamic dress code.
穿著傳統服飾的女性群起抗議,支持嚴格實施伊斯蘭服飾準則。 (照片:歐新社)

PHOTO: EPA

The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has called for an Iranian dress code for men and women alike, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) has reported.

Ahmadinejad made the announcement earlier this month while he was on a visit to an Iranian textile exhibition. The ISNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying that Iran should get experts to create a national dress code. The president said that the new outfits should have a variety of forms and colors, but should not be expensive.

"When we say 'Iranian dress code,' we do not only refer to women, but also to men," the president was quoted as saying.

The Iranian parliament has raised the issue of a national dress code several times. It is intended to help replace the current Western-style clothes that some people prefer with more traditional Islamic-style clothing.

Iran plans to make women wear Pakistani- or Indian-style gowns, but it is still unclear what the national outfit for men might look like.

Since 1979, Iran has had a law that all women must have their bodies and hair covered while out of the house. Women who do not obey that rule can be arrested.

In April, the police hinted that they would step up their efforts to enforce the rule, but Ahmadinejad rejected that as unnecessary, saying that women already respected Islamic dress. (DPA)

伊朗學生新聞社(ISNA)報導,伊朗總統艾馬丹加呼籲伊朗男女同樣都應遵循服裝準則。

艾馬丹加本月初參觀伊朗紡織展時宣布服裝準則規定。伊朗學生新聞社引述艾馬丹加說,伊朗應該請專家來打造全國性的服裝準則。總統表示,新的服飾應該款式色彩多元,但價格不應昂貴。

報導引述總統的話:「當我們談到『伊朗服裝準則』時,我們不只指女性,也指男性。」

伊朗國會已數度提出全國性服裝準則的議題,意圖用較傳統的伊斯蘭風服飾來取代現今部分民眾較偏好的西方服飾。

伊朗計畫讓女性穿著巴基斯坦或印度風的長袍,但仍不清楚全國性的男性服飾會是什麼模樣。

伊朗自一九七九年法律就明定,所有出門在外的女性必須將自己的身體與頭髮遮蓋住。不遵守這項法令的女性可被逮捕。

警方在四月時暗指,他們會努力加強執法,不過艾馬丹加則認為沒這個必要,伊朗女性已相當尊重伊斯蘭服飾。 (德通社/翻譯:賴美君)

Reading Comprehension
閱讀測驗

1. Ahmadinejad has called for a dress code for Iranian ...

a. men.

b. women.

c. men and women.

2. Who would design the new dress code?

a. The people of Iran.

b. Experts.

c. The government.

3. Under the new dress code ...

a. men would wear gowns.

b. men would wear scarves.

c. it hasn't been decided what men would wear.

4. Ahmadinejad recently said that Iranian women ...

a. must be arrested for not obeying the dress code.

b. respect Islamic dress.

c. should not expose any part of their bodies while outside.


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