According to Kenji Yoshino, the author of this article, the main reason to prejudice or sexually discriminate against women was for men to harbor power over them. According to Bobo and Hutchings 1996, males boost the concept of power as well as performance relating to the treatment faced by women.
Bobo and Hutchings also argue that the balance of power between women and men must be unequal. This is a point that is also noted by Kenji. According to Kenji women and men enter law school with equal credentials; surprisingly by the end of their course you will find that the men will most commonly dominate the top ten percent of the class. This according to Kenji is as a result of different forms of discrimination against women the first being discrimination in terms of sex. Bobo and Hutchings also note that men try to impose their will against women.