It has always been this way that an individual is responsible for what he becomes in society. It was a prevailing idea that men are more important than women and these was perpetuated by myths that filtered down to everyday life in society.
This phenomenon was tied to the fact that a large part of humanity was guided by ideology. But ideology is seen today by great number of people for what it is.
What can be done for a larger part of women to help emancipate them from voluntary inferiority is to setup means that educate them on seeing their individuality and accepting their role in taking their own selves to greater rank in society.