Why do conservative white men- who have the power in this country- and maybe men in general treat, woman as second class? Because men are raised to see femininity as meaning submissive. That's it..that's the full explanation and I know it. When men see older woman worried about lipstick color?
Do you think they say to themselves "THAT'S who I want to follow into battle!" ? Nah.
What's the real and final cure for that? I don't know. Woman like that you hold doors open for them. Chivalry. Men think,"Thanks for not slamming the door in my face dude"..different thinking.
I know what I wrote as truth.