We all know how it started;
Adam's first wife Lilith, was too independent and so he requested a new, less independent one;
Then Eve came along, woe mankind. She pleased Adam, took care of the garden, probably did the laundry and she even served him dinner; Would you like an apple, dear?
Then it sort of got downhill from there;
Do not try to achieve anything in politics, it could end up nasty (Cleopatra)
Do not try to write your own gospel, it doesn't matter how close you were to Jesus, the men will only think of you as a hooker anyway. Maria Magdalena, was never a whore.
And whatever you do, don't waste your time saving your country from a never ending war. They'll thank you by beheading you. Jeanne d'Arc.
A good example is that of Alexander the greats sister. Many people don't even know that Alexander the great had a sister, Cynane, famous on her own right as a brilliant warrior. No, it's all about "Phillip and Alex" and sometimes his mother is bashed (for good reasons though)
But she's rarely, if ever, mentioned either.