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It is still mostly a Myth.
There has been a lot of progress regarding equal rights and what not, but in too many peoples heads, this news hasn't arrived yet.
some still feverishly and blindly hold on to "tradition" and keep having backward opinions on sexuality, family organisation and womens rights. God forbid the woman of the house is professionally/financially more successful than the husband... one can literally see how those men's ego crumbles (and his dick shrinking).
Also, too many people mistake equality for "beeing the same". Men and Women are not the same, they complement each other (ideally), each have their strenghts and weaknesses. Equality only means, we are both supposed to be treated the same before the law, that we both have freedom of choice. The right to study, to work, to vote, to divorce, to marry whoever we want, or not marry at all. etc etc etc
We have all of that now, thanks to the warrior ladies of the 60's and 70's
One thing we are certainly not on level yet is professionally. The "first world" is always complaining about demographic transition. Whining about low birth rates however is just not going to cut it. Women can say bye bye to a career as soon as they have a kid. some manage to combine both, but they are not the norm and usually can fall back on a good network of grandparents and babysitters. Part time jobs are still not possible in high paying positions, day care is almost unaffordable in most countries for low income families. Businesses will almost certainly hire someone who is childless. So what women with a bit of ambition, is going to sabotage herself by popping out babies? Less and less every day.
On the other hand modern men want to have more time with their family and babies. Yet it is still frowned upon when a man (father) wants to cut back on work. Same there, they can kiss their career goodbye if they are not available to work 300%.
In Switzerland they get 3 (!!!) days of paternity leave when their child is born. 3 fucking days! That is so incredibly unfair to them. What do men do here? They take vacation and unpaid time off. Unpaid time off, when you actually can use every penny you get.
There is still a lot to do in regards to equality.1