We men have been lording it over women for at least 12,000 and probably far longer than that. Patriarchy was usually the only way to be for any society.
However, in recent years in the West, patriarchy has started to crumble, mostly due to the assaults of the feminists. This is a good thing in most ways. However there are still quite a few battlements in the bombarded fortress which are active and not good for women.
And women have started to institute a matriarchy over men too in some ways. Like the #metoo nonsense. It was inevitable. Most groups fighting for their rights don’t really want equal rights. They want to defeat the people dominating them and turn the tables to where the dominated are now dominators.
So the remains of patriarchy continue to oppress women while the newfound matriarchy now oppresses men. Both sexes are both oppressed and oppressors now.