The old system doesn't work. Too much culture is involved where women stayed in unhappy marriages where the women stayed in abusive or oppressed marriages (& still do) as they don't want to bring shame on their family in the community. What men cannot understand is that women have found a voice & are able to speak up and ask for their rights. Somehow that seems to hurt the male ego. Look at the Prophet's (SAW) wives such as Aisha (RA) & Khadeejah (RA) and how they were different. They were incredible women, Khadeejah (RA) being a successful businesswoman & Aisha (RA) who became a scholar and was an incredibly feisty young woman whilst living with her husband. So they had rights, & they were successful. Too many men nowadays don't want their wives to work, some need them to work (but hate it when their wife is successful in something other than being a wife) and hate the idea of joint income, even though she's entitled to keep her money & even if she gifts it to the family it hurts his pride. So women are the losers, you can't win if you work or you don't work nowadays.
Just my opinion.