You're right of course regarding the fact that men grow emotionally as well but I did not interpret that piece to be more of a put down on men as providing a unique perspective from a woman. I thought it was quite movingly written. The rest of what this woman said is as follows:
He does not know the difference before love and after love, before motherhood and after motherhood. He can know nothing. Only a woman can know that and speak of that. That is why we won't be told what to do by our husbands. A woman can only do one thing. She can respect herself. She can keep herself decent. She must always be as her nature is. She must always be maiden and always be mother. Before every love she is a maiden, after every love she is a mother. In this you can see whether she is a good woman or not.
Anyway, the woman was probably speaking from a time and a culture when women really were trodden underfoot and disregarded by men. So her remarks and feelings about men in general may have been quite valid.