I certainly think it's important that women
enter the workforce in greater numbers and that
will bolster their autonomy because with that "job" comes
economic independence and also a support network
as well as recognition.
That said, I think that
women gaining full and equal access to the workforce
will be indirectly threatening to men—or
at least to how society has traditionally been
organized (i.e., men being breadwinners and women
being responsible for the home) and that will
likely bring frustrations and challenges unimaginable.
And sadly, I think that the more women gain power
without also working on redefining power for
men, the more violence will continue.
is often entirely about power — preserving
it, ensuring it, etc. Thus, if men feel
their power is being diminished or taken away
from them, they are likely to reinforce that
using extremes such as violence.