I was raised from birth to fear men, to never trust or expect them to protect me
That comment really bothered me. Didn't make it to the comments. The above repulsed me. I was raised to respect women, and IF NEEDED, to protect them. Not because I am a man and need to protect a woman, but because if another fellow human being was in danger, you protect them. Sure, I admit, some instinct kicked in once in a while "I am man, need to protect my woman," but I feel that was nature, not nurture. I didn't consciously think "Man is greater than woman."
For the respect part, it was more a now-out-dated chivalry thing, based on respect. The woman enters a building first, you hold the door open. You pull the chair for a woman. You walk on the street side to protect her from drivers splashing puddles, that sort of thing.