and what does a man's role in life consists of?
Fundamentally, both sexes have their few roles which change and evolve as they get older. The difference is that men don't grow up to be servants like (most) women do. The women that I respect on this basis are the ones who respect themselves and try to make an honest living for themselves. Not simply out to serve the man.
I'd like to hear your opinion on gender roles, if you want to share it.