"Bad hijab" ― exposure of any part of the body other than hands and face – is subject to punishment of up to 70 lashes or 60 days imprisonment.
Reza Shah also began his controversial policy of Kashf-e-Hijab, which banned the wearing of the Islamic hijab in public.
But like other sectors of society in the years under Reza Shah's rule, women lost the right to express themselves, and dissent was repressed.
Danesh (1907) was the first specialized journal focusing on women's issues.
Later, Shokoufeh, Nameie Banovan, Alam e Nesvan, and Nesvan e Vatan Khah were published in Tehran.
In the capital Tehran thousands of Iranian women were cautioned over their poor Islamic dress and several hundred arrested.
The early 1990s brought a marked increase in the number of women employed in Iran.In May 1997, the overwhelming majority of women voted for Mohammad Khatami, a reformist cleric who promised more political freedom.His election brought a period during which women became increasingly bold in expressing ideas, demands, and criticisms.The chador is a highly modest, usually black or dark outfit that covers the top of a woman’s head and loosely covers her body to her feet.The roopoosh or manteau is a long top similar to a trench coat.Women's rights for Iranian women and their legal status has changed during different political and historical eras.