In Europe, before Christianity, the religions were more female oriented. Christianity appears to have had an advantage over Mithraism in that it accepted female initiates, but Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all patriarchal religions where women are minimsed to some degree.
Islam's treatment of women today is really nothing like the earliest Islam where women had more rights than before, could attend the mosque for prayers, and even do so unveiled. By being patriarchal, after Muhammad the leaders went back to their old ways and used selective verses to minimise women again. In western societies where women are becoming more educated, they are reading the texts for themselves and are demanding a return to the old ways when they could worship at the mosque, just wear modest clothing and could marry Jewish and Christian men.