What is best for a woman or a man, is the freedom to make that choice for themselves. The underlying reason many women are “better off” in that arrangement is because the standard for male behavior has been ridiculously low. Men have been forcing women to modify their behavior for a thousand years. That women need protection from men should be as alien a concept as the logic that girls should have their clitoris cut off to keep them from straying or wear a hajib so men aren’t aroused by their appearance. It’s intellectual lazy and beyond offensive.