Divorce seems to me to be another area where we have thankfully moved away from religious dictates and recognised that women have equal rights to end a relationship. Judaism allows a husband to divorce his wife on trivial grounds, the wife has no rights at all. Christianity strictly speaking does not allow it at all but most churches have been forced to rethink their interpretation of Matthew 5:32. Sadly the Catholic church remains trapped in a timewarp somewhere back in the last millenium.
There’s never been a uniform Christian undertstanding of Mt 5:32, and there has always been a diversity of ways in which different Christian traditions have interpreted and applied it. I don’t think this is something that churches have been “forced” into – except in the sense that they are all trying in various ways to reconcile the undoubted distaste for divorce reflected in the gospels with the realities of lived experience.
I am unsure of the cultural basis of the tradition that requires the wife to display proof of her virginity via the stained bedsheet but I understand it is most common in a country with a strong Catholic background.
Among Christian societies, it actually survived longest in the Balkans, where Orthodoxy predominates. But it’s never been a distinctively Christian phenomenon; on the whole, the societies in which (female) virginity-fetishism has traditionally been strongest are not Christian societies at all.
I think this is a characteristic, not so much of this or that religious tradition, but of patriarchy. The more patriarchal a society is, the more likely it is to oppress women, regardless of religious tradition. That’s why you can have a religious tradition which accommodates extensive goddess-veneration in a society which practises widow-burning.