The tradition that men should be in charge of tough decisions is still prevalent in many societies including America.
When you buy a house do you send your wife to make all the financial decisions and stuff like plumbing, driveway pavement and so on?
When you move, do you tell your wife to call the moving company?
Who proposes to whom in marriage traditionally?
When you and your date go to a restaurant for the first time, do you ask her to make arrangements?