I think that this Venus transit couldn't come too soon. We have reached the stage that if we don't want to see our world to turn into an endless episode of "Kill Bill " some kind of shift in consciousness is a must.
I don't think the next stage will be a matriarchat, but that both men and women will be more integrated / less polarized human beings. Closer to the alchemical ideal of divine androgyne. Mentally that is :)