Women were often trained in fighting in order to defend their home, if needed. While the evidence is small, there is evidence that suggests that there may have been women who fought alongside men in battle, away from the home. Women in Norse society also enjoyed basic rights such as inheriting property, filing for divorce and reclaiming their dowry in the event of a failed marriage.
While Norse society was dominated by men, women weren’t necessarily weak and subservient. I think it’s interesting to see the role of women in different societies, especially ancient societies, and see how far we’ve already progressed with Women’s Rights, even if we’re not to our ultimate goal yet.