Based on my experience, Libelle, you are definitely in the minority as far as women's attitudes are concerned. Most women today will say, "Sure I want equal rights, I want equal pay, I want to be treated like a man in every way, etc, etc, etc.." Okay, all young women in America who are turning 18 should go register with the selective service just in case the draft should ever get reinstated. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, you can hear the crickets now as these same women don't want equal responsibility.
Ever heard of the ERA? Perhaps someone can enlighten the group as to why it failed to pass. But perhaps have change since then. Wonder if it has a chance of passing today?
The mother of my son did not want to move to my hometown where I had a job so that I could take care of her and our son. Yet, she wanted to be a stay at home mom and currently had no job of her own. (Last time I checked, she is still an unemployed stay at home mom.) I was of the mindset that if she insisted on my quitting my job and moving to her town, she should've been willing to be a working mom. Some of the women I dated in years past would not find any problem saying something along the lines of, "My goal is to find a nice man who can take good care of me." That clashes with my whole perspective of men and women being equals. Women seem to have no problem saying that around men but let a man say that around women.
We men would joke sometimes about how it would be nice for the woman to take care of us so we would not have to work and just take care of home and stuff. The climate is changing and to be sure there are more stay at home dads today. However, how would a man like that be generally viewed? Particularly when there are no kids in the picture. "What do you mean that woman has to go out and work to support that lazy sorry bum of a husband of hers?" Yet, if the tables were turned, that working man would be considered noble and that non-working wife would not even be considered lazy or sorry in most people's eyes.
My wife certainly fits this category of wanting to be treated like the fairer, weaker sex. If I display any emotions of being hurt at all, she looks at me all wierd and all. "Really, you, hurt? I mean my dad never shows emotions like that and expects my mom to support him." Oh well, it is the culture and I've learned to that if I need to cry, I cry alone. Got to show strength at all times, you know.
In my opinion, women want to be treated like the fairer and weaker sex. They say they don't but they do. Sure, there are exceptions, there are strong women in the world who can do things as good and even better than most men. But they are few and far in between. Even rarer are the women who truly want equal responsibilities in all manners as men. Equal rights, but not equal responsibilities.
That's my rant, you can throw your stones at me now.