This is only “obvious” from a Western Judeo-Christian view point, which is where that option originates from, those patriarchal religions. As a Kemetian I believe as my culture and Religion teaches and as my ancestors in Kemet (ancient Egypt) lived functionally and productivity for thousands of years, in the obvious Equality of the sexes. It worked for the civilization with the most longevity of any in human history. It’s lack of recognition is what has held back Western civilization from achieving similar greatness. No society that demeans and subjugates part of their own can expect to continue for long before they self-destruct. History itself had shown this.