Within marriages in the western nations; a male is de-fecto a property of women, since males have zero legal or political leverage in marriage. Whereas in the past, males exchanged their productive labor for rights to females' reproductive ability in a very economical contract, today no such contract exists. She can divorce you for any reason, whatsoever, on a whim, and there isn't a single damn thing you can do. In a flash, you can lose everything, while she stands to benefit tremendously, especially if you earn good salary.
Even if a woman is perfect potential wife and mother, the fact remains, in the eyes of law, you are essentially her property while modern marriage law entitles you to nothing from her. Nothing! Nada! In sum, you pretty much surrender your autonomy and sovereignty to her! You get nothing in return. In marriage, she has the powers, not you. Talk about unholiness! Can't you smell the fart coming from hell? Marriage is not meant to be as such. I cannot possibly see how any woman can respect her husband knowing that she owns him wholly. How can you even respect yourself for that matter? Modern marriage is a pure fraud!
The only way to sidetrack this is if you marry higher-earning income woman. Good luck finding suitable wife who makes more than you.
It is for this reason, and this reason alone-the completed loss of self-sovereignty- I would never get married in any country which does not recognize males' natural rights over their wives in marriage contract.
Now on a slightly brighter note: I seem to recall that vast majority of divorces are among lower-earning incomers, and the risk of divorces are substantially lower among middle and upper class. From a quick online research, the rate among educated middle and upper class is 30 percent. Of course, it doesn't tell us much, but marriage is not necessarily all doom and gloom.
Still, you are legally surrendering your sovereignty to your wife in a marriage contract, while you are entitled to nothing from her. You can't even include a clause "she must cook and clean house daily while I work grueling 80 hours a week schedule", because then the judge could interpreter this as coercion and thus invalid. Pre-nups have been thrown out for a lot less than this.
No thank you
This is the disaster that no fault divorce has wrought. A moral society would immediately repeal this absurdity. I am often told by people that the problem with marriage is that it is "just a piece of paper." On the contrary the problem is that it is not even a piece of paper. I have a piece of paper that I signed with my bank to buy my house. If I try and walk out on that I can, but there will be consequences. While the marriage contract can be rendered null and void for the flimsiest of pretenses, or indeed for no pretense at all with no legal consequence even if one party has acted despicably. As you mention the woman has the upper hand in this situation. It is satanic. You can't even do that on a finance contract signed to buy a blender, why should you be able to do that for marriage which is the fundamental building block of a healthy society. Its absurd. But nobody ever accused feminists of logic.