As you mentioned in your last comment: people are resources, and as such, we are being valued for our efficiency. Unfortunately it's only the women that bear children, so they have to be on maternity leave, while the man can still boost the companies income. I'm not saying I'm sharing this view, but I feel like that's the excuse. Slowly it's getting more and more common for men to care for children as well, but I guess before the men quit their higher paid job, the parents rather bring their pup to a nursery instead.
To swing back to the original topic:
I am recently working on a concept for a story and while creating an human-like alien culture I came to the point where I wanted to write about their sexuality. I stagnated, because I was so concerned about how to describe it without making it sound like a cheap sci-fi-erotica. As an 'intelligent' species, capable of 'morality' (I don't want to go too deep into philosophical questions here) it's unbelievable to use public unisex toilets and changing rooms, or seeing a nursing mother (which shouldn't even be mentioned, because it's the most natural thing to do), or maybe bathing naked in public, or wearing very revealing clothing. How can it be normal to not be monogamous? Having intercourse with other persons, while still having a wife and children? I could write a thousand pages about the political issues of this society, their culture and their environment, but this one paged chapter about their forthrightness of sexuality and their bodies would blow up like a nuclear bomb.
I'm about to speak a very controversial thing I'm often too scared to say out loud, because of the incapability of society to accept the other side of the medal; While people plead for equality for females in every aspect, people often forget that equality doesn't mean to reduce men to their drive to reproduce. The only thing you hear in media is how ruthlessly men rape women, and harass them bluntly in public.
My father told me once after doing grocery shopping that a woman grabbed his butt. Not a big deal you say? It's okay if a woman does that, because that's what men want? Imagine the other way around! What if my father grabbed the woman's butt? Outrageous! Isn't it?
And this was 'just' a case of a butt-grabbing old hag. needlessly to say men get harassed as much as women do, verbally and physically. They feel shame as well, and maybe the fear of being called the culprit in the end, because as a man, you are always out for pussy. Even for me it feels so outlandish, but just because no one speaks about it, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
We have two situations, one in which the man claims to be raped by a woman and one in which the woman claims to be raped by a man. Would anyone believe the man? Rape rarely can be proven directly. so I assume that in case number one, the man is definitely going to jail, while in case number two the action would probably be dismissed with the argument of the lack of evidence (this outcome pleases the majority and not the victim).
Or the classical junk-pic. A man sending a woman pictures of his jewels against a woman sending pictures of hers. Is it less harassing if females do it? Because men want it? It would either okay, because women are to be f**ked or she would be called a slut. But no one ever would assume she just harassed a man!
What a weird society we live in.
I want to raise awareness of how easy it is for women to take advantage of this collective opinion to get rid or to score of a man she has a grudge on. I'm not saying all women fake their cases, but while I think this is a disgusting thing to do and should be harshly punished, I also blame the government for not taking action. They just sit and watch the world burn, and every 4 years or so, leaders pick up the topic to speak empty promises to gain the votes of the confused mob, just to drop the issue right after they got what they wanted.