Theres an essay on the Internet that I recently became aware of. It's on the topic of Male-Female relationships, and female bitchery. "Sexual Utopia in Power"by F Roger Devlin.
In particular, on sexual utopia - and how male and females have different versions of it. Moreover, according to its thesis, female utopia has won out over the last 40-50 years - at least partially because of the male instinct to protect females.
I cannot say I agree with everything it says, but I definitely agree with 80-90%.
Warning: Its fairly long - about 35 pages, but WELL worth the read. You'll be hooked by page 5 at the latest.
Click here to read "Sexual Utopia in Power"