There is an old saying:
be careful what you wish for, it might just happen.
Is the equality the main issue for women.
Many women fear the lack of good education for their children, lack of a good and affordable housing for a big family and so on.
If women work long hours just like man, then who will take care of the family and the house? Not that this should be their responsibility. But if a family of two need both people to work hard just to survive, this might mean that people are getting paid less and less and are forced to work more and more.
Equality is about perspective and about rethinking what is the most important thing for the family.