but love rules out at the end.
No. That love is skin deep, as convenient as a box of chocolates on Feb 14, disappears during divorce and custody hearings, and turns into unimaginable hate that includes lies about daily abuse, frequent rapes, and child molestation - with none ever reported to the cops.
Women are very creative and great actresses for that every day "I love you". Showing "love" when things go bad is a lot harder. That day, all that love, flowers, and gifts are erased just like that. In many cases, the woman and her parents hire a hitman to show the obstinate guy how unloved he is.
Back to equality... Women just can't accept that their exes may actually get alimony and full custody. Not ever and over his dead body.