I heartily agree. This is not the sort of equality that anyone needs, one where both sexes are scrutinized and crtiqued equally.
Of course, with that comes the notion that the sort of thought that you are talking about has been applied to women, for, as you said, hundreds upon hundreds of years, and that this is no more right. Feminism or chauvinism aside, having one without the other is just as bad, if not worse, than having both.