Mahmoud Ahmadinejad most probably stole the recent Iranian presidential election and in the process of brutalizing those who opposed his crimes against the people of Iran, dozens of women were arrested, and there are numerous reports several were both physically abused or even raped while in prison. In an effort to repair his image in regards to women, President Ahmadinejad appointed two women as ministers in his Cabinet. There is no question during the election, opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife galvanized women and got them politically active.
It is doubtful if women activists would suddenly become enamored with Ahmadinejad because he appointed two women to the Cabinet. It is simply a political ploy and will not alter the abuse of women in Iran.