There words say they do, but their actions clearly show they don't believe women are equal. Otherwise, they would be satisfied having women compete on a level playing field. I'll sum it up for you:
Like all women's groups, sewing circles, etc, they are only looking for emotional support for what they want....they do not care if what they want is fair, they don't want to hear fact or reason of any kind (unless it supports what they want). And what they want is to FEEL equal. It has nothing to do with fairness, actually being equal, taking on equal responsibilities, or anything else involved in equality gained through equal opportunity. They throw out "equal treatment", "equal opportunity", "equal treatment under the law" etc but then complain they don't get it because the outcome isn't equal. So they demand that quotas be implemented, standards be lowered for them, extra money and support be given to them, laws be biased in their favor. It is necessary you see because a level playing field didn't yield them an equal (or superior) outcome.
No amount of facts, reason, logic, or reality you try to bring to them will ever convince them they they are not getting an equal outcome because they are not equal. They must just need more rights and privileges (unequal treatment) for them to overcome this perceived sexism that is holding them back. Even when we bias everything in their favor, give them 4 times the advantages that men have to get an equal outcome for them, they still aren't satisfied. And of course men still don't get any credit for doing anything for them...."there is still sexism, but us women are good enough to overcome it is all". You can't win, so their is no point in trying to placate a woman...ever!