I always want to try to find the root cause. Meaning the root cause of a problem. Like why is ISIS so violent? I’ve been thinking a lot about what would lead a people to such extreme behavior and finally I decided that it has to do with a fundamental relationship between mother and child. In a society/culture where men so supremely rule over women can a woman love her male son in the same way she would if she felt she was being treated fairly by society? If a mother doesn’t truly love her male child will that child grow up to hate himself and women for reasons he can’t understand, then turn that pain into violence? I think so. This to me is the strongest and most pressing reason to have equality between the sexes. It is in everyones best interest—it is a “deep respect” for each genders importance and contributions to the world.
This is just my own opinion from a life of observation.