When Sweden had its financial crisis in the 1990s, they decided to keep premier child minding services available to women. This kept women in the work force and kept women from being dependent upon men. This means that women get to select the best breeding partners and keep men behaving themselves if they wanted to retain their partners and the companionship that women provide.
When the people doing research into who to loan money to in the poorest societies in the form of micro-loans, they found it was better not to loan the money to men. They found to maximize benefit to that society was to loan the money to women.
What they found when they lent micro-loans to men, the men squandered the money on themselves, either gambling or spending the money on clothes or friends or alcohol. It didn't benefit their families at all. As we see recently in Topeka KS, policing domestic violence is no match for the local golf course, when times became tough for the county, they knew what was important. Men waste money on junk, to elevate their position in the peeking order.
Men always form hierarchies. One way of gaining status is by attracting a mate. In societies where women do not get to choose their own mate directly, the man trying to get a mate will be courting the man who owns the woman, ie her father or brother(s) and demonstrate the qualities that the man deem desirable in a partner. This all has subtle homosexual overtones to me. I have no problems with homosexuality, but societies where women have so little power, such as Afghanistan, open homosexuality would never be tolerated.
Men with too much power, and women little, run around like a bunch of peacocks, preening and primping, trying to impress each other to raise their position in the hierarchy.
The more money, power men have the more potential partners a man has access too. The more potential partners the man has access too, the more power the man will have. If women weren't attracted to men with money, men would not chase money.
The best societies are all those where women have to most access to money and power. The worst societies are always those men have all the power and money. There is a good reason why western societies are better than other societies, and it all has to do with women.