When I was a young man – born 1958 in the US Midwest and reared latchkey by a single mother and 2 older sisters (and a baby brother) – the feminist movement was gaining speed, due in large part to the literal beatings or psychological abuse that wives had endured for generations previously. However, once women had the ability to gain their own money resources, independent of men, the need for marriage relationships in a mammon serving economic paradigm, was dwindling. (P.s: I'm egalitarian, not a feminist).
But for most of human time, all resources were gained by sweat labor. For females holding resources, and living among stronger males who could (and often would) physically overwhelm them; this meant that they needed a male around just to protect them from material losses, or rape or even death. But employment coupled with stronger laws against such behavior, is what drove the feminist movement, which shaped my mother and sisters, and by osmosis, me too!
I heard a metaphorical life-lesson that was a telling and chilling reality in my time: the beaten wife analogy. You see a wife out in public, and each time, she (either) has a black eye, or a broken bone, or some other physical sign of injury; however, when the husband is asked if he did this to his wife, he assures everyone that he loves his wife and would never harm her; that her visible injuries are due to her clumsiness. After way too many times, witnessing her injuries, and even though she too, assures everyone that it's her fault, which do you believe? What you hear, or what you see?
All women (with very rare exception), will believe that the husband is lying (and must lie really), knowing that he could go to jail, be criminalized, or lose child custody (if there are kids), if he confessed to the beatings. The wife too, knows of this outcome, and thus, for all intents and purposes ending her marriage, as it once was. Perhaps the wife comes from a poor family; is uneducated; is not able to support herself and offspring: She's in a conundrum and compromises because of it.
The moral of the ditty is simple: Do you believe the words? Or the bruises and other physical signs of the beating? You see, there are many reasons that people lie outright, or bend truth to fit the narrative they believe is necessary to survive, or, just to get their way in life.
But we are summarized, not in what we say or think or believe: We are what we do, and no more! Everything else is tainted with delusion, to a lesser or greater degree. Our action, and as importantly, our inaction (e.g. not beating your spouse); that is the sum of truth, and not what we say or even believe is true (1Co 13:1): Words are mere noise, void of action. Talk ain't cheap, it's free! Character shows itself in action, whereas personality is a character mask used to fool others.
It does not even matter if that beaten wife believes that her husband loves her, and that his temper-anger, and all the subsequent acts of violence against her, are the result of his own abusive childhood. She too, can justify or rationalize it all she wants, but in fact, she is a victim of spousal abuse.
Any male human who truly Loves – and thus Loves his wife (Eph 5:25-30), and everyone else, just as Messiah Yeshua Loves all humanity (John 3:16) – that man would commit suicide, on the very day that he thought it acceptable to beat his wife, thus avoiding the first such act of violence against her, or anyone, to begin with. That is what Love is; that is what Love and does! Love is a verb!
The satan driven (Loveless) masses, live this life as an exhibition of their faithlessness, which expresses itself in how invested they become, in this life itself. Satan and the demon hoards, have much to offer those, willing to follow their guidance; their mentality; those who will exchange eternality for a better temporal earthly life. They crave followship, blind enculturation and monkey-see-monkey-do—copy-mimic-parrot!
Hence, the hunger lust for money power, social power and sexual power; generically speaking, control. Hence, the primal carnal primate-level manifestations of territorialism, and the warmongering bullies, never ending game of thrones; that of creating lines on maps, and threatening those others not like them, who attempt to cross them. These colonizing militant conqueror types, not only have no Love in them, they will live and die, oblivious to what Love even means, all the while spouting the love words and believing them (1Co 13:1).
The evidence of Lovelessness exhibits itself in a comradery of sin; that is, sin lifestyles acceptable to one group, but not to another. E.g: Throughout most recorded human history, we know that males used the power script of their day, to take women sexually, regardless if the females in question wants coitus with him or not: Rape to put it simply! But rape is not always a woman kicking and screaming to avoid the encounter, knowing that if they physically fought back, it would only instill justification for more physical abuse, without stopping the sexual act at all.
This type of male power over women has changed with the times; it used to be brute force alone; then it was positional, like being royalty; nowadays in "civilized" societies, most rape is financial in nature, or a combination thereof, such as with rich and/or positioned males who can forward a females career (acting, modeling, etc.), if they willingly put-out! It is still a form of rape, because in an equal playing field, such as a dating venue where everyone there is relatively equal, economically, socially, or in business status: In that scenario, would she willingly seek coitus with a particular male? If not then it is still rape.
Over the last century therefore, we have a growing list of various women's empowerment movements, which was/is necessary, due mostly to the antiChrists who exploited bibles & bullets, to justify their satan led comradery of sin. White male privilege has finally made it onto global news platforms, and thus, into the minds of the masses; I've known about it philosophically since 1977, though we used slightly different terminology for the same concept, back then.
But as modern societies have made things relatively more even for females, the incidences of women having to compromise themselves, at least sexually, to advance in things like acting, modeling, and elite corporate hierarchies, has been greatly diminished, though not eliminated. The compromises made by any and all humans, for the sake of money, will not end until money economies themselves, come to an end. Females are still exploited sexually to survive, like a landlord who takes advantage of a single mother who cannot pay rent. Even prostitution itself is a form of rape (1Ti 5:5-8; Matt 23:14).
But this type (and mentality) of abuse is not limited to men exploiting women. People prostitute themselves and others, for the sake of money, by willingly participating in the consumer culture and the car cult. Any and all things that humans do that harm others humans, or harm animals, or damage the planet; it is all the same form of abuse; it is self justified exploitation and prostitution, via the numericizing or digitizing of people, by the monetizers, via mammon economics.
The subsequent us-against-them mentality, is itself, an expression of exploitation, because it pits one group against another, be it gender or race, social or economic, political or national stature: All inequalities are just manifestations of abuse, and thus satan led. We know this by the facts; if it were fully realized that all women could advance their careers, whatever that was/is, without ever having to have sex with any man, this then, would not even be a topic of conversation.
The fruit-light (Matt 5:13-16; 7:17-20; 13:3-9) that is exhibited by the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, is that of first throwing the doors wide open to any and all, who openly claim any level of connection with the Creator of all, YHVH (1Pe 4:16-19); especially christendom here in these destined end-times. Secondly, we must expose the injustices all around us, perpetrated by the Godless, as well as the Godless-religious (Eph 5:6-11,12-17; 2Co 6:14-18).
We who Love, because of YHVH in us, share in (and bask in) the only Love that is: YHVH Love! Humans are incapable of even comprehending YHVH Love, much less becoming YHVH Love: The Indwelling (of the) Holy Spirit is the only way to become Love. Once an individual comprehends Love, the paradigm of friendship changes, and universal Love overwhelms them. It is an entirely different existence on Earth. We were created to be free, united and equal; anything or anyone that alters that design are the evil.
All that is in the World created by humans, is corrupted: Earth is Gomorrah 2.0! From colonialism and slavery, to nation-building and map lines, to global natural resources now monetized by a few and held by military force, to the sinister manifestations of politics and economics, the planet-sucking bean-counters now outnumber the producers and builders, by multiple millions to one; this is assuredly unsustainable. What existed from the Garden of Eden timeline, unto these predestined end-times; the human species have been on a rampage against their Creator, via their onslaught against the YHVH creation.
Earth is ultimately doomed. Only those who live out Faith in lifestyle, will be resurrected into eternal bodies, forged workers useful to YHVH, as servants upon the billions other inhabitable planets that dot the cosmos. But the vast majority of all accountable adults will not be resurrected (Matt 7:13-14,21-23), but cast into the empty vacuum of deep outer space; far-far beyond all star matter and its light: Outer Darkness. We are what we do, and no more!
When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He shall sit upon the throne of His glory. And before Him shall be gathered all nations, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand: Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me meat; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came unto Me. Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying: Lord, when did we see You hungry and fed You? Or thirsty and gave You drink? When did we see You a stranger and took You in? Or naked and clothed You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came unto You? And the King shall answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you: Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, My brethren, you have done it unto Me! Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand: Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was hungry and you gave Me no meat; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you took Me not in; naked and you clothed Me not; sick, and in prison, and you visited Me not. Then shall they also answer Him, saying: Lord, when did we see You hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto You? Then shall He answer them, saying: Verily I say unto you; Inasmuch as you did it not, to one of the least of these, you did it not unto Me! And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal. (Matt 25:31-46)