Well, not QUITE. Until the early 20th century, dying in childbirth was a real and regular risk. One also has to keep in mind what happened to those women without protection from “marauding” male armies.
Dying in childbirth wasn’t due to being ‘oppressed’ but a biological circumstance that was eventually alleviated by medical advances.
“Until the early 20th century, dying in childbirth was a real and regular risk.”
Which is men’s fault how exactly? A natural pitfall of life isn’t “oppression”.
“One also has to keep in mind what happened to those women without protection from marauding male armies.”
Yes, but this wasn’t something done to women by their own society, but by the enemies of both the men and women of their society. Their men were out there fighting and dying to prevent that from happening to the women. Maybe if they had known that, instead of gratitude for their sacrifice, the fairer sex would try to blame them for it later on, they wouldn’t have bothered.