Not sure of that to be honest, if I think about the whole Alanna situation. Just how she used all the poor noble boys to hide her daughters true parentage, to the point these suitors apprently cut off their own arms to impress her. So it seems Hapes is just as bad as it always was when it comes to equality. Maybe Tenel Ka aptempted some reforms but given how afriad she constantly is about the Hapan nobility I doubt she achieved much. Was probably still better than Ta'a Chume but that isn´t saying much.