We build cities to keep the wild animals out that would feast upon our puny bodies. We are hopeless at self-defense if you are looking at our claws, teeth, fangs, ability to sprint... yet we have our brains which makes us utterly formidable.
As humans we have devised money as a form of universal exchange mechanism for goods and services which is quite ingenious but there are things that it notably does not quantify and perhaps it should, those things that men get from women that money can't pay for and when they do, the women are ridiculed for accepting money for those services.
We as members of a species take a long time to develop. We take about 9months in the womb and then an additional 20 or so years to become adults. We go from utter helplessness to crawling about oblivious to all the ways we could kill ourselves. Our mother takes care of us, kept us clean, feeding us, entertaining us, teaching us language, teaching us how to use the bathroom, how to dress ourselves, playing with us, personalized care in a 24/7 job for free.
The role of motherhood is so important to our species that about half of the species DONATES the BEST years of their lives to the endeavour. That is an extremely expensive occupation for the species and I am trying to think of another species that will dedicate so many resources to raising its young apart from ant colonies and bee hives where the entire colony/hive is dedicated to the task. Emperor penguins are also dedicated to the task of raising their young but only for a year.
However, since women do not charge nor seek any compensation for the time they spend raising their kids, the task of mothering is considered worthless. This was seen most graphically under Ceaușescu where women were forced to bear children they didn't want and the children were found neglected, unable to talk, use the bathroom, feed, cloth themselves or even show love, priceless lessons taught to us by our mothers. A lesson completely forgotten by America's anti-abortion people, that if a mother is going to teach her child to love, one would assume the mother must do so willingly and not have it forced upon them.
I sometimes wonder whether women also believe motherhood is worthless. One person told me now her kids were raised she could go and do something important now. Um, raising kids is the most valuable thing you did for your children. Someone else told me her kids went to school knowing how to read and write, as if that was the most important thing she'd taught her kids. Women underestimate how valuable their work is in raising their kids and this is tragic. Women are doing the most valuable job for our species, they are raising the next generation and all else pales in comparison.
Money is what men chase for the opportunity to breed. The more money a man has the better his chances are to breed and if one woman rejects him, another will accept him because nothing makes raising children so easy as having lots of money around. This may be one of the reasons why society endeavours to keep money out of women's hands.
A man can use money to tempt a women to breed with him. A woman with money doesn't need a man beyond genetic material. She can employ people to help her raise her children, if necessary. But this would leave a pool of disconnected men. While women depend on men for money, men depend on women for love, a home and connection - men love their kids too. But a man's ability to provide income does not necessarily make him a good companion or father.
However the reality is men don't always stick around, they die, they get sick and women still need income to support themselves and their kids while raising their kids. Society has benefited too long from the generosity of women raising the next generation for free.