We should close this thread.
I don't think it's appropriate to suggest that we should close this thread, people are entitled to their own opinion and it's important that we have healthy productive debates/discussions.
Sr. Fozia, I have a daughter as well and believe me I don't want her to be a doormat for some guy, but the reality is that we need to work on ourselves to be better Muslims whether one is married or not, Allah said do your best and I will help you but we are so fatalistic that we don't want to exert our efforts.
The fact that we are lazy and constantly make excuses will not get us anywhere. When I read the above article, I see that a woman need to be a woman and a man need to be a man, perhaps things have shifted a bit nowadays and some women have lost their femininity and vice versa.
Thus, wherever the truth come from we should accept it and not get easily offended, I always tell my younger/unmarried sister to learn how to cook, and she often says she will marry a chef and if she were overweight, I'd have also advised her to lose weight, so I don't understand why people are afraid of change, change can be good and it's ultimately to your own benefit.