This is ideal of human civilization: every woman should try to become maidservant of her husband, and every man should try to become the hundred times servant of Krsna. This is Indian civilization. Not that “Husband and wife, we are equal rights,” that, in Europe, America, the movement is going on, “Equal rights.” That is not Vedic civilization. Vedic civilization is the husband should be a sincere servant of Krsna, and the wife should be a sincere maidservant of the husband.
From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.24 — 2 March, 1976