Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks on Sunday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA), the daughter of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
The Leader further warned about a "Zionist plot” to corrupt the involvement of women in the society.
"Making women a commodity and an object of gratification in the Western world is most likely among the Zionist plots aiming to destroy the human society,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, according to khamenei.ir website.
The Leader also warned against following the Western version of gender equality, saying it has led to corruption.
"Today, Western thinkers and those who pursue issues such as gender equality regret the corruption which it has brought about,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.