The arrival of the Prophet (Pbuh) brought about a renaissance, a social-awakening for women, after decades of oppression, abuse, and neglect. Allah U says:
(By mercy from Allah, (O Muhammad), you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude (in speech) and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you.)
Al-‘Imran 3: 159
By mercy from Allah people gathered around the Prophet (Pbuh) whom Allah purified from any rudeness in speech or harshness in heart and made friendly, full of kindness and mercifulness towards all believers, especially women who, by nature, are repulsed by hardness.