Your comment, especially the last half, needs to be shared with women everywhere.
We are trying to work with males.
We ask, we explain, we beg, we protest, we work, and all we get is dudes playing at confusion, or expecting us to wait until they get around to it.
This system is working exactly as males want it to. They get to keep the status quo, which greatly favors them, and we just keep on asking and waiting.
And in the meantime, we get dragged backwards.
Feminism is not about waiting on getting enough male support in hopes that if we can rally enough males, then maybe we can change things.
How long have we been doing that, anyway? It doesn't work, and that's because males don't want it to.