Well, lets look at it this way. It is not dictation but preference. Some careers are not really good for the home. For instance work that involve night shift, or too much closeness with the opposite sex, or the one that takes all of her time. Take for instance jobs like that of a Nurse, A P.A, or secretary, a banker, etc
A man may not be comfortable with it may be because of the children's welfare or because of the father himself. So if he insists that the wife should not take up any of these types of job, it may look like dictating but it may be for the good of the home.