Here's the fundamental problem with gender roles in our society -- women have been sold a contradiction. You cannot be both privileged and equal. Pick one!
Doris' argument is like an echo of a bygone time. I understand her points of view but they are decades out of date. I'm sorry she feels that she grew up oppressed, but the world she is describing no longer exists. And by saying "the world" I mean the western civilized world, not backward countries where civil rights are equivalent to the stone age. If you want to go to those countries and change things, go for it. I won't complain. But what happens there is not relevant to the lives of US citizens. US citizens and US women aren't oppressed by it, nor women in Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia or wherever else. It's a complete red herring.
So let's see. I have almost no rights in court when up against a woman, I could be called a rapist or child molestor with zero evidence, and get my name and character destroyed. My role as a father is seen as superfluous, all I am to society is a money machine to be leeched off of. If I have kids and the woman chooses to end the relationship, she gets the kids, house and my money. If I have no kids and the woman ends the relationship she still gets my house and money. But apparently "my unfair right to earn more money" is somehow more important than the fact that the woman takes it all away from me anyway? I have to endure 24/7 humiliation of my gender in popular media, women are allowed to hit men but never the opposite. Male suicides are increasing 5 times faster than female suicide rates. Female victims of spousal abuse have dedicated help centers and attorneys chomping at the bit, male victims of spousal abuse get laughed at. Mens' life expectancy is several years less than womens', yet breast cancer research is the most funded cancer research. And last but not least, women are granted absolute power of life and death. Baby, you're only a "person" if your MOM says you are, otherwise you're a soulless fetus who can be chucked into a dumpster.
You need to open your eyes. Would you like to switch gender roles? You can earn more money, and in exchange I get the power to take it away from you if you ever enter any kind of relationship with me, as well as absolute power over the family, the life and death of unborn children, and I get to humiliate you and hit you and then bat my eyes and play the innocent victim if you retaliate. My health and well-being will be prioritized over yours in medical research, while you can go fight wars to protect me. It must sound like a great deal to you, since you maintain that I am so privileged.