After my post below I thought I'd expand and examine some of my thoughts over the next few days. I'm really enjoying the debate in the comments, do join in if you haven't already.
Some of my thoughts will be drawn from a highly accessible book by Elaine Storkey called "What's Right with Feminism?"
I'm not sure I can sum this up more concisely than she, so in her words what is the feminist case?
Modern Western society, argue the feminists, unlike its preindustrial counterpart, is a society in which women are dependent, manipulated, vulnerable, passive and exploited and men are dominant. Society is designed by men for men, and women are seen as functioning to uphold and support the male domination. Thus womens work, whether at home, in the factory, in the office or hospital echoes daily her total dependence upon and subordination to the man.
I think it's difficult to argue against that premise. Namely it's difficult to argue that society isn't male dominated, that it is equal or indeed that it is female dominated.
Mark H makes the point in the comments to the blog below about how some of my statistics were very Western in the implied definition of success. I think he's right. Therefore in the context of the nature of the feminist case the fact that there are fewer female leaders, fewer women in positions of influence, in the media means that in our society it continues to be predominantly designed by men for men.