I think the first part of your statement could apply to any oppressed groups yet other groups have risen up against oppression from the get go. I agree with the latter part of your statement though but why have women colluded with oppressing each other?
@ Boomygrrl and Speckla ; I am sure there were a few mini uprising but that doesn't explain why nothing major occurred till recently. Its mind boggling how a group of people can deny themselves rights for so long when they have the ability to change it as they are the majority.
I agree with the last statement you made, that comes the closest IMO to solving this riddle. Women are group driven whilst men are more leadership driven, whilst societies as a whole tend to emphasise group cohesion. Women put women that stand out down whilst men worship men that stand out, and hate women that don't act servile towards them (generally speaking).
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