Divorce and Murder
In 1950s, the number of men killed by their wives in America was comparable to the number of women killed by their husbands. Since then, the number of men killed by their wives declined precipitously, while the number of women killed by their husbands remained approximately the same.
This is owed to the institution of divorce.
A woman who hates her husband will leave him whenever she has the opportunity. Whereas a man who hates his wife not only doesn't leave her but does everything in his power to keep her from leaving. Divorce thus reduces the risk of women killing their husbands, but does not reduce the risk of men killing their wives. It lets women who hate their husbands leave them, as they want to do; whereas men who hate their wives do not want to divorce them but want to force them to remain with them at any cost. And if the woman wants to leave, that's when they are most likely to strike.
The same men who are likely to kill their wives are the most against such things as divorce. Yet many of these men owe their lives to it. If their wives weren't able to divorce them, some of these men would be getting murdered. Instead divorce allows one to leave an unsuitable partner; and a women who does so is far more in the area of moral righteousness than is the man who wants to force an unsuitable wife to stay with him at the threat of death.
There are any number of people who want to bring back 1950s. They do not know what they are talking about. In 1950s, many more men were getting murdered by their wives than are today. Divorce has made it possible for bad situations to dissolve before someone gets murdered. And that not only benefited the women; it also benefited the men.
To the men who are with wives whom they hate, the best advice is to leave them. It is simply not honest to be in a relationship with someone that one hates. The world is a big place, and it is possible to get a suitable partner even when one's present partner is unsuitable. The woman who leaves a husband that she hates is a more honest person than the man who forces the wife that he hates to remain with him; and that means that these women occupy a higher moral ground than men who hate their wives but wouldn't leave them and would do anything in their power to keep them from leaving them.
Divorce can be credited with saving many lives, especially those of men. And the people who want to go back to 1950s do not know what it would mean for them. The changes that have taken place since then have been for the better. And many of the same men who are most militantly against these changes owe their lives to them.