That's in the west.
As women's rights have gained ground over the past 200-400 years government has improved too. Have you ever noticed that the US also treats other countries where women are treated well, better than they treat countries where women aren't treated well?
The more powerful the women are, or how much money they have in that country seems to have direct baring on how good the economy is in the country. As micro-lending has extended into third world countries, those countries economies have improved and become economic players, such as India. (Micro loans go to women in third world countries because they found when giving the loans to men, the men spent the money on rubbish to impress each other, whereas women prioritized the spending on the family and business).
In biology it has been proved that a society/species will evolve faster according to the traits the female selects for, even if it increases the likelihood of the demise of the species. For instance, the Irish deer, female Irish deer picked male deer to breed with who had the biggest antlers. In the end the species breed itself into extinction because the antlers were so huge the male couldn't lift his head. Pretty tragic right? Another example is the peacock, those huge tails the male displays to attract females make it difficult for the bird to escape predators. But the boys proudly display their tails nevertheless so they get the chance to pass their genes on.
So what impact does this have on human society? Quite simply, men will chase what women want and if getting access to women means earning lots of money, then getting money no matter how bad it is for the long term survival of the species will be an extremely desirable trait in the male. And I think we are seeing the effects of women selecting for earning capacity in our society. The environment, the treatment of others, whether its in our own country or in any other country becomes irrelevant, men will chase money because women want rich men. And why do women want rich men? Because we've set up society so that it makes it difficult for women to get access to money themselves. Yes women can have money, property etc, but its harder for women to get it for themselves.
When women have more money, they can chose partners with more desirable traits like kindness, rather than violence. When ancient Rome banned rape and made it a capital offence, Rome went from a monarchy to a republic and the empire lasted for 500 years. Rome didn't fail until Constantine adopted Christianity after which it was said instead Lucretia suicided because she enjoyed being raped (!)
What seems to me salient, was in Ancient Rome, before christianity, men had to control themselves and act like civilized human beings. We must beware that the behaviour men starts slipping, and it is with men in America making nonsense statements about rape and pregnancy; and women actively shaming women and trying to take women's rights from them.
The treatment of women by a society is paramount to how good that society is. The more rights a woman has, the better that society will be.
If things are getting worse in the US, I think its because people are trying to take women's rights from them. The right of women to control their lives and bodies, the right a woman has to prosecute being raped instead of automatically being blamed because she's the victim; the right to equal pay for equal work and safe in their homes from violence are key aspects of a society. If you want to fix the FED, you should put women in-charge of it and if you want to stimulate the economy you should have given women the money.
Before you go accusing me of saying men should lose all their power to women, I don't think its a zero-sum game. If women are more powerful, society is better for everyone, not just women. If you think women should be powerless, then try living in Afghanistan or the Congo... I don't know of any woman who wants to be better than men, we just want to be equal. Seriously guys, please don't be so afraid of women, we do like you.