Imaam al-Albaanee (rahimahul Laah) said:
"Men were not addressed like women as in the statement of Allaah:
وَقَرْنَ فِى بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجٰهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولٰى
"And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the display of the former times of ignorance."
(Al-Ahzaab 33: Verse 33)
A woman must be watchful of this fact. She must not be going out like men without restrictions even if the husband does not prevent her concerning that.
Hence, her going out of her house to visit her friend for example is basically permissible.
But if the husband wants her to remain inside her home whenever he's not around, it is obligatory on her not to go out and going out is not permissible for her."
Silsilatul Hudaa Wan Nuur.