From a cellphone, so my linking is lousy.
In the Evolutionarily stable situation (ESS), there was a pretty simple situation. If you were female...then you did what the male told you to...because he was bigger, and stronger, and more violent.*
If you were a littler male...you did what the big guy said because in fights of tooth and claw...mass wins 9x out of 10.*
In both of the asterisked above cases, that isn't really true. Shifting, ever-fluid in-tribe alliances trump mass...and a coalition of 3 little guys can kick the big guy's ass.
The invention of the spear provided huge balance, though, as now rather than odds being 10:1 that the big guy wins....now it's 2:1 or 60/40.
Agriculture reestablished male dominance, but the industrial age mostly killed it. Since then...it's been a zombie. The transition to $ denominated value was huge...and the remaining patriarchalisms died with manufacturing.
As is...even without affirmitive action or socialism...male-domination is dead except insofar as individual women want it. Unless violence is re-accepted. AFAICT...that's the only path back.