Once again Charlotte has left a long and thoughtful comment; a couple of excerpts:
Males are primitive and therefore easily manipulated. It has always been the same in poorest hovel and in the king’s castle; the wise woman knew how to get her way by tempting, enticing, giving small appetisers but never giving all what the man wants and never giving too often. The good old recipe is to give the man only a little sex, only rarely and most importantly always give it demonstratively reluctantly. It is the recipe that has enabled thousands of generations of wives even in the most patriarchal times and societies to put a damper on their men’s foolish behaviour.
Now things have come so far that all the men can do is to realise that they are superfluous, to surrender and to hope that women will give them a new role and a chance to despite their inferiority be useful in subordinate and subservient occupations.
Read all that Charlotte wrote.