Are men and women the same? No. There are physical and emotional differences but these differences do not make them unequal; men are not superior to women.
Women are Quranically allowed to work and keep what they earn, and men have been given a responsibility to support women in this AND to support them fully when they are maintaining a family home. Women have children, not men, but men should be 100% helpful towards them, without compromising their other duties, though these must be done in the light of their support to women.
Women's rights in the west has become an extreme version of reality, where women =men in every respect, so our thoughts are being misguided by this. The balance lies between the niqaab and the bikini.
I have a post on this forum about women's rights and equal status, becoming part of Volume III of my book series so is being re-written at present, which goes into more detail, Qur'an quotes, hadith etc.