I am of the belief that equality
should be all-encompassing. That is to say, that for example, the women of the world don't get to march for (and gain, of course) the good things and leave out the bad -- that leaves inequality in favor of them instead of the men of the world.
My favourite example of this is the draft in America. Why don't women have to register for the draft? They want equality, and I'm all for giving them equality.. which includes the chance of being drafted as a soldier along with the right to vote and equal wages for equal jobs and all that other froofy wunky stuff.
Of course, women should have had equal footing in the first place, but our society starting out as the patriarchy that it was, it's kinda the unfortunate truth that roles developed unevenly between the sexes. (And of course, not many primitive societies didn't develop as matriarchy or patriarchy.. I can't think of any off the top of my head that didn't go one way or the other.)
On another note, do you have any idea how hard it is to get a college scholarship that isn't merit-based when you're a wasp?