Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
As far as someone such as Khamenei is concerned, who but a Zionist could object to the idea that men are superior to women and that women from whom men fear disobedience should be beaten?
Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘Gender Equality’ Is A ‘Zionist Plot,’” by Christian Datoc, Daily Caller, March 20, 2017:
In a statement made on Sunday, Iran’s National Women’s and Mother’s Day, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explained the dangers associated with “gender equality.”
According to Khamenei, the idea of elevating women outside of the household is part of a “zionist plot” aimed at undermining Islamic society.
“These aberrant and neglectful people humiliate the role of a housewife while a housewife is actually in charge of raising and educating the most valuable product, which is a human being,” Khamenei explained. “Unfortunately, sometimes inside the country and in some Islamic environments, tasks and expectations are ascribed to women that in fact collapse and humiliate their roles.”
“Despite sharing similar goals like rising to spiritual positions, leadership and the ability to guide human beings, men and women are different when it comes to responsibilities in management of life,” he added….