A senior Iranian cleric has emphasised the need for women not to dress promiscuously or there would be severe consequences not only for them but for the rest of Iranian society.
In a speech made in Tehran, Hoiatoleslam Kazem Sedighi told worshippers that strict codes of modesty were essential in order to protect themselves.
"Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes," he said.
While these claims might seem a tad excessive, some local authorities in England are considering including the message in their health education information packs.
Simon Lescott, Education Training Coordinator for Avon and Somerset Health Trust, was very positive about the cleric's pronouncement. "I firmly believe that putting over such a strong message will have a much greater impression on teenagers than the traditional, hackneyed warnings about STD'S and unwanted pregnancies".