Look and find out whether the number of female students studying at higher educational centers is higher in Iran today or it was higher during the rule of past tyrannical dynasties?
Is the number of prominent, top scoring female university students higher today or was it higher in past times? Is there a larger population of Iranian women who are working and researching at medical centers and various scientific research centers today or was it larger during the Shah's time?
Is the number of women who actively appear in the political scene and international arenas where they defend the rights and ideas of this nation- their own nation- is it higher today or was it higher at that time? You can see that the numbers are higher today.
Ayatollah Khamenei, October 12, 1994