Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the idea of empowering women is a “zionist plot” and aimed at undermining Islamic society.
Ironically, Khamenei declared the dangers associated with “gender equality” during Iran’s National Women’s and Mother’s Day.
Khamenei said that men and women may share the same aspirations like rising to spiritual positions, leadership and the ability to guide others, they ARE different “when it comes to responsibilities in management of life.”
Khamenei did praise the role of the housewife in his statement.
The Daily Caller reports:
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.
Khamenei also claimed that Western scholars and people who pursue issues such as gender equality are beginning to regret it because it only caused corruption.