Since that time women have been manipulated into acting as part of the society to keep men in check. To prevent the men from developing from grumbling about poverty and the way that the common person is treated to getting on the streets and challenging the government. If women were more subordanet to men then there would have been more chance that a group of men would form an army and challenge the existing status quo. This can be seen in islamic countries where women are subordinate and the men form malitia groups to take down tyranous governments. The manipulation of women to fulfill this role has by and large been done over the last 150 years by advertising and the media.
If you look at many adverts now you will see the image of a strong female role and a subordinate male role. Often naked the man in the advert will be vulnerable or stupid. Many adverts would not be allowed if the roles were reversed and the female charecter was left naked and vulnerable, or ridiculed for beng stupid. This stereo type is not limited to the adverts though, just look at the TV throughout the western world to see sit com after sit com where the male is stupid and the female is the one in control. Eg Simpsons, Family Guy.......
The issue with this is that young men are growing up believing that they should be dominated by females. The young girls that are growing up are believing they are born to be in control of men and see them as little more than pets. This has led to females with the sexist attitudes of 1970's men who are derided and ridiculed for being sexist yet women now say exactly the same things!
The behaviour is encouraged by the media who seem to have an agenda of encouraging females into making any decision that a white male will hate, spending his money on frivolaties, sleeping with foriegn men, being single and having children by several different men, taking drugs and getting fat, lazy, and drinking to excess and pissing in the street, all normal by todays standards.
But seriously..... The decisions young females are now making are often dangerous, dressing like a prostitute and walking home alone is common, and there will always be a sick section of society that will wait for these bad decisions to take what they want from these women. The media is encouraging women to "be free and empowered" this translates to "Reckless and out of control being taken advantage of because they think they have made the decision when in fact it is cognitive conditioning".
It is a shame because so many bright intelligent women are being brainwashed from an early age to be a clone copy of what can be seen on the TV. These women could be anything they want to be but are convinced by the daily dose of soap operas, comedies and adverts to act like sexist pigs, with no morals and no respect for either men or themselves. They need to wake up and realise just how brainwashed and manipulated they are, they then would join the men in the fight against tyrany, corporate greed, survielance and poverty instead of being the governments police force in the homes of the western world.