A role of a woman is commonly used to be just a housewife back then, while a man was the one who used to work for the family and rules the house. That was back then, unlike now, where a woman could also do things that a man can. Back then, people won't allow women to have an education and a work, but now, because of some family and money issues of the family, the woman is forced to work for the family too, along with the man.
The main thing a woman could do that a man can't is to, of course and obviously, bear children in their tummies.
Calming women are always the specialties of men.
This might be not the best answer, but I hope that my answer somehow helped you. :)