One is not born a woman but becomes one

Despite the long strides taken in women's liberation and women's equal participation in the workforce, some men still regard women as secondary or "the other". This idea was articulated, first, by the feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir in 1949.
In her seminal work "The second sex", De Beauvoir criticizes the "destiny traditionally offered to women by society" through socialization into "feminine gender roles" which made women focus on their looks rather than on education, career, or fulfillment of personal goals.

Despite the fact that we're a couple of decades ahead, we can't be blind to the fact that women are still expected to compromise on their careers and self aspirations for the sake of others. 

One example: some women are still expected to take their husband's last names rather than keep their own names after the wedding. And once the kids are born, the kids are given their father's surnames not their mother's. Although the name issue might seem minor, it is definitely symbolic.