The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided one had to leave.
Otherwise, they might all fall back into the water.
They argued for a while, but no one could decide who should leave. Eventually, the woman spoke up.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she always gave up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to making sacrifices for men with little in return.
As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping...