I can see the reason behind it. I think what happened with women's rights is that they got all kinds of new rights but never gave up the old privelidge. A woman still keeps the right to be taken care of (at least there's no stigma to being a stay-at-home mom), the social convention is still ladies first or open the door for a lady, those kinds of things. Women generally are assumed to be the best caretakers of kids, and should get child support. At work, honestly men are still expected to do much more in the heavy lifting than a man -- If there's a heavy lifting job guys are simply supposed to do it. If there's a dirty or physical job, it's men's work. Men are supposed to be willing to put in more hours and relocate for their job, but women don't. I'm all for equality, but what's happening is not really equality, it's women getting more male privledges while keeping the traditional female ones.
Most civilization is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame.
FRANK HERBERT, God Emperor of Dune