I couldn’t find the thread that I wanted so…
Some of these issues are difficult to comment on simply because there are so many men with different characters from different cultures who have very different perceptions and attitudes. About 50% of the men that I have known genuinely like women and enjoy their company. The other 50% have a very stereotypical understanding of women and see them primarily as sex objects, not as friends as well.
For example: A guy that I used to know said to me once “I really like taking a date to the movies, you can just watch the movie, you don’t even have to take to them.” Unbelievable.
By the way, women loved him. He was tall, dark and handsome. He was also charismatic, primarily because he didn’t know how ignorant he was.