I feel men want women to work, not because they think women would be independent and earn for themselves as well as for the household(helping their partner n all), not because they are proud of their women folk, but because they think women would remain engaged somewhere, anywhere and won’t disturb them(men) or interfere in their life or wont want to invade their life since they would be busy in their own life. I don’t think they really respect that a woman works. I don’t think they are thoughtful about the fact that women can really work, grow and prosper for their own selves.
Women are usually vocal, men aren’t. I feel this is the secret convenience they seek, but don’t voice it, for obvious reasons(feminism on high rise..ya?), besides all the other conveniences.
Nevertheless, its a point of comfort, for both the genders.