Thank you for taking the time to read and to reflect upon gender equality in the 21st century. Societies are indeed different, and changing old traditions and roles cannot be achieved in one night. If genders are to be equal, women must also be prepared to take responsibility. In terms of legislation it would be fair to give everyone equal human rights regardless of socio-economic background.
Even though we live in the industrially revolutionized 21st century, the majority of people still practice the same beliefs as that in the 18th and 19th century. They are not ready to accept the fact that women are equally capable as men. There are some people who prefer to see women only as slaves to men.