Few see this cause and effect: Modern men are not respected as they expect. Modern women are not treated as they want to be. The connection is direct. Like it or not, we all send messages about others as reflected against our own values, standards, and expectations.
☼ If we don’t respect a person, we pay less attention to how they feel, act, and treat us. Our beliefs about Self do not adjust to their judgments about us. We may even do the opposite, as children often do when they don’t respect parents.
☼ Now, shift to people that we respect. They believe something about us and treat us accordingly. Whether positive or negative, because we respect them, we come to believe it too, which then translates into us acting more as they expect.
☼ Proportionality works too. More respect for the person generates easier acceptances by us. Repetition tends to more easily change or reinforce our beliefs about ourselves—again, whether good or bad, positive or negative, liked or disliked.
☼ If we feel better or bigger about ourselves as result of input from others, our respect for them grows. If we feel less so, our respect wanes or disappears. In essence, their expectations for us are fed back to them as our expectations for them. Non-judgmental? Ha!
Unfortunately, feminists and political correctioneers have turned off the respect switch between genders. Propagandized females extend it to the micro level of individuals. Consequently, modern females live up to the expectations of feminist radicals and their ilk more than their man.
When women learn to accentuate the positive about respecting the male gender and especially their man, they will be treated more like they want to be treated. For example, women can’t expect men to act like gentlemen, if women don’t act like ladies FIRST.