You can have opinions and you can have fact and it’s a fact that men in this country are comfortable with abuse. They deny it, try to marginalize it, bury it in a pit of labeled false facts, abuse the person (mostly women) a second time and give voice to an outrage that is sick and layered as much as an elaborately layered Halloween costume (if hate and spite and envy and jealousy had layers). I don’t know about other countries because any observance I have of them was as a traveler over four decades ago and too quick for most mirages to crumble.
It has always been with us, a confusing aspect of the American myth. We took off our hats to women but divided them between being a lady and a whore. When a lady said no it meant she was being coy, wanted additional pursuit. As for whores, the theory was you could do with them as you wished.
Being a Jew gives me a hint what it is to being a woman in America, but that comparison is silly. Each has its sadness its problems. Women were not taken seriously, consequently not paid equally, with certain jobs outright verboten. But both and women were not to be trusted, having their own secret plan. Many years ago, my group attempted to incorporate. The corporate lawyers my lawyer and I met were three things: white, men and not Jews. Being men and white was easy to spot. The Jew thing is something you more likely sense and us Jews could tell we were surrounded by Goys as surely as our ancestors at a pogrom. Years later we could sense there are now Jews present in the corporate halls but still almost exclusively men.
I am not comparing women to Jews or Trans Genders or Minorities of any sort. Lots of Jews have joined those on top (lots haven’t) and it appears they are comfortable with abusing others. Everyone facing abuse has it bad, real bad. How strong we all would be if the oppressed worked together. But then again, maybe nothing would change. Women make up over half the population and they still are treated bad.