The other more compelling argument is that we live in a society where men dominate every pillar of power, from parliament to the economy to the media. Men crowd out the voices of women systematically, including on issues that directly affect women. No wonder women end up disproportionately affected by policies such as cuts to social security.
If cuts in government handouts disproportionately affect women then women, before the cuts, must be disproportionately getting the government handouts.
How’s that for a male dominated society.