Many married women only work part - time or not at all. They are protected, financially, physically, emotionally, and mentally by their husbands. Because men bear the greater responsibility in marriage, they are afforded greater authority, logically. But from a Christian worldview, there is not dispute that the marriage overly beneficial to women.
Marriage links a man and a woman together. Both have different roles in the relationship but are equal as one person. Marriage is pro woman and pro men by making the relationship special and maintaining the sanctity of monogamy. Woman are to be valued, cherished, and respected. Being married does not effect any of that.