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Old pics of Iranians in bikinis are getting right-wingers horny for war

Starting a war has never had sexier consequences.

Jan 10, 2020, 1:54 pm*

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Claire Goforth 

Claire Goforth

As many people worldwide celebrate the de-escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran, one group is less than impressed: horny right-wingers on Twitter.

In recent days, conservative accounts have started sharing photos of women in Iran before and after the Islamic revolution of 1979. In the before pics, sexy women cavort about happily; in the after photos, they are clad in burqas and hijabs.

The photos seem intended to remind people of the glory days when all could feast their eyes upon a sexy skin buffet before Iranian women were required to cover up. Miniskirts! Bathing suits! Oh my.

The thirsty photos of scantily clad ladies have some wondering if those posting them are implying that the U.S. should go to war with Iran. “Omg they wear the hijab there, let’s go free them guys, look how oppressed they are,” remarked one.

A lot of well-intentioned idiots have outed themselves as clueless with some of these ‘before/after‘ posts on Iran. Sharing vague portraits of Arabic & Muslim women as a ‘gotcha’ tweet is a desperate & illiterate take,” said @DarkoftheWeb.

Others were just creeped out, though a few made the salient point that a miniskirt alone does not equate gender equality. One noted that prior to the Islamic revolution, Iranian women were legally prohibited from wearing Islamic head coverings under a 1936 decree known as Kashf-e hijab, so technically both regimes governed how women dress.

The trend quickly became fodder for jokes.

“Hey, everyone, big news. I saw a tweet on here with two completely contextless pictures of women and I’ve changed my mind about whether we should go to war with Iran based on which picture I can whack off to,” tweeted @markpopham. “Incredible conservative argument from our greatest minds.”

Some might say that if the U.S. goes to war with Iran because of, well, bikinis, it wouldn’t be the flimsiest excuse it’s ever used to justify military intervention.

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*First Published: Jan 10, 2020, 10:46 am