Jehovah allows many testing situations to happen. He will only intervene in this wicked world when the time is ready. Satan is in control of this world and many bad things may still come to pass before Jehovah steps in. We can pray for our brothers and sisters to remain faithful and be wise so as to avoid problems which it is possible to sidestep. If they are discreet (which we know they are), they will survive this oppressive regime.
Women are oppressed all over the world. Any form of oppression is a Satanic quality. Jehovah told Adam after his fall that he would dominate his wife. In different cultures is just depends upon the degree. Husbands who lovingly care for their wives are much happier - hence the instruction from Jehovah to love your wife. Wives on the other hand should show deep respect. This is not hard when a husband is kind.