If you are resident in, or just visiting a country with different rules of behaviour to those in the West; if you are sensible, or careful, or even just endowed with average amounts of common sense, you don’t go against the traditions or norms of that country. You may not like those traditions, you might even believe that those traditions are unjust, outdated or even cruel, but it is the action of a wise person to obey those traditions.
In Saudi Arabia, for example, if you are a woman, you are always veiled; you do not drive a car, or even sit in a car without a male relative beside you; for fear that your very presence might inflame a nearby man with impure thoughts. So you don’t drive, or go out by yourself.
In Iran, another country with stiff rules of behaviour, all of which are both well publicised and well-understood; if you are a woman you do not go, by yourself, to watch a bunch of MEN playing basketball, even if you simply adore bloody basketball!
So why all the fuss when a bunch of women, spoiling for both attention and a fight with the Iranian authorities, deliberately flout the laws of Iran, and after their arrest, claim the protection of the Foreign Office and the protestor’s family states that everyone is ‘torn apart’!