That's wrong...Between 1962 and 1978, the Iranian Women's Movement gained victories such as the right for women to vote (in 1963, part of Mohammad Reza Shah's White Revolution). They were also allowed to take part in public office, and in 1975 the Family Protection Law provided new rights for women, including expanded divorce and custody rights and reduced polygamy. Women's rights have been restricted since the Islamic Revolution. Following the 1979 Revolution, several laws were established such as the introduction of mandatory veiling and public dress code of females. In November 2016, about 6% of Iranian parliament members were women, while the global average was about 23%. Women's rights in Iran - WikipediaNeither before the revolution, nor after the revolution were women free to choose for themselves to cover their hair or not.