I was thinking recently that periods of feminism and matriarchy could follow a cyclical pattern. I'm going to use evolutionary language, but the argument could apply just as well on a cultural evolutionary level.
Start from the previous status quo where women married young and bore children to older bread-winning husbands. This one-to-one pairing of men and women allow beta males to breed. Women are pedastalized because having a young beautiful wife is indeed a valuable thing. And being nice to women is merited because after-all she is staying home and cleaning your house and caring for your children and preparing you tasty healthful meals. But eventually the line between being nice and giving in to all her irrational demands, gets blurred.
The breeding of betaness eventually reaches a critical mass where women start to be taken seriously enough that society starts to give in to feminist-like demands. Once "liberated", the women immediately use their freedom to refuse to fuck their beta liberators and start chasing alphas. This is the current situation.
Eventually alpha traits will come to dominate once again, either through alphas outbreeding betas, or through cultural ideas of alphaness proliferating and average betas learning not to take shit from women. Eventually we return back to the traditional set-up. Either beta traits are bred out of the population or all men learn from word of mouth that treating women as equals gets them no-fucking-where. Either genetically or culturally beta behavior towards women is eradicated.
However, once we return to the original or "traditional" set-up, the same risks are present. Betatude can once again return and proliferate until enough dudes are beta that society fails the massive shit-test that is feminism.
I tend to fluctuate between genuine optimism and pessimistic cynicism. Some days I think things will turn out alright, but other days the situation seems hopeless. So I don't know if the tide against feminism will be turned in my own lifetime. But I think things can't last forever being so dysfunctional.