Christianity essentially elevated the female—and put them on a pedestal. Our culture gave women the control over the selection of a husband—unlike any culture in the history of the world.
Western Civilization with the adoption of Christianity gave us concepts like Common Law and dignity and worth of every individual including women and the weak and sick and children. Chivalry and Romance come from Christianity.
The war is on the male—to destroy the patriarchy—because that will collapse the culture—men are always needed to protect and fight for rights. They are attacking males with both the homosexual movement and the feminist movement—and both destroy male children’s development and demonize male behavior.
They particularly (Marxists) are attacking individualism and risk—working on “group think”. They are destroying all Virtue—because without Virtue, men do not control their passions and you get chaos in society.
Homosexuality reduces all males to sexual objects for other men, which will collapse all ethics in male organizations—destroys trust.
The oppressed are the males-—and they are silenced—if they speak out like Rush or Brietbart, the MSM will destroy (or kill) them. They have to follow the communist mantra.
You present a false dichotomy between patriarchy and men being needed. Giving women equal rights does not destroy boys.
I'm not sure it's accurate to say no other culture in the history of the world allowed this, but it is certainly very rare historically.
On a recent FR discussion, someone claimed that various male traits had evolved as part of the evolutionary process as men competed for female sexual attention. I tried to point out that until quite recently even in our society the choice of which men a woman had sex with was not up to her. Just could not get through to the other posters that our present freedom for women to decide who with and whether they will have sex is extremely unusual.
I found it interesting that you summed up in a few words what was never touched upon in the avalanche of sociological concepts and links produced here. These results are political as well as sociological. Well done.