I think you also have to consider the role of religion in society. All of the "big 3" religions are female-oppressive. They were designed to be that way, and they still are to this day. Women cannot hold equal positions of power in any of the major modern religions. Women have made a lot of progress in the last century, but we have a long, long way to go... and since so many women still follow these religions, women as a whole can't possibly hope to be free of oppression, in any country or society, as long as they are participating in these religions.