Here's a quote from the Iranian Woman blog:
The mullahs’ rule has expired because the mullahs don't belong to this age. They belong to an age when stoning, mutilation, and blinding were considered norm.
She's right. Forget for a moment what all the muslim men want- we hear from them every day. What do muslim women want? How about a life that is not dictated in all crucial respects by their fathers, husbands and brothers? How about a life that could encompass a public life, involvement in public policy, governance, the upper reaches of business or education? How about a scandalous life that didn't involve being stabbed or beheaded or stoned to death? How about the particular life which that woman wants to live?
This is no minor point. If half the muslim world doesn't want to join the other half in a gigantic act of communal nostalgia for days of lost glory, global importance and reach, it probably won't happen. And if it does, its not going to last very long.