A legal code was produced during the 14th and 13th centuries which, among other things, clearly shows that the social position of women in Assyria was lower than that of neighbouring societies. Men were permitted to divorce their wives with no compensation paid to the latter. If a woman committed adultery, she could be beaten or put to death. It's not certain if these laws were seriously enforced, but they appear to be a backlash against some older documents that granted things like equal compensation to both partners in divorce.The backlash is coming. One hopes it will come in time to prevent the collapse of Western civilization.
Nota bene: that is the 14th and 13th century BC. What we are seeing today is nothing new, it is merely part of the ebb-and-flow of human events.