You don’t lock up butterflies because they are dangerous, but you do lock up tigers. What this suggests actually that women are considered terribly dangerous even when they are as weak as butterflies. Surely all the butterfly-women of the world are locked up in cages of culture.
Too many cultures say they do this +\o keep women from other men. But this is because women are possessions, and therefore cannot possess themselves. But what is really going on is that most men really don’t know how to possess themselves.