In the past, men controlled society and women were considered second-class citizens. Women did not have the opportunities that they have today. They could not vote, and often worked at menial jobs for less pay. Through the efforts of many heroines over time, they fought and won many rights.
In those days, men courted women, but women set the boundaries of their relationships. Women valued their own chastity, and though they lacked social equality, they expected a man’s respect for their femininity. Men knew they had to grow up if they had a chance to get married. Accordingly, women encouraged men to improve and helped strengthen society.
As women gained a better station in life, some took the opportunity to make other changes. In their view, women suffered repression and should fight for sexual liberation. They pushed generations of women into becoming sexually aggressive. As a result, we have confusion today about the roles of men and women.