And this is where we should be able to understand that marriage, in the dominant religions of today's world, was created as a form in the male generated religious/moral/social model to include women as property. With this, the carriers of children, and therefore the number of mouths to feed as well as the expense or the possible expansion of private property were limited to one's own.
This explains, as religions evolved, the almost crime worth importance of that developmental remanent, the hymen that has marked women's history. It became the perfect proof of our so called purity, allowing for the construction of myths and horror stories for the creators religions to feed on scaring women about their behavior, strength and sexuality, pushing them to believe that the only life to live could be with and for a man and his children.
And why is it then that so many of us, the strongest, the ones more qualified, more artistic, more creative, more intelligent are not necessarily following that pattern? Having tried it or not. Alone, with or without children, women are able to stand strong on their own, with or without power, with or without dating games.
Women's rights need to be linked to religion because religion has always been the cause of women's unequal rights.