You've raised an interesting point here.
There is a definite trend in society to believe that women think and act in a manner decidedly different from men.
There was even a book to that effect "Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars" or something like that.
Our society groups the behaviors of both men and women into stereotypical patterns.
For someone to allege that having been abused by one's mother, or taken to the cleaners in a divorce settlement justifies hating women, is the intellectual and ethical equivalent of racism. Reverse the genders, and the same holds true. I am surprised at the number of people here who think hating women can be justified by some few bad experiences.
My mother was the bitch from Hell--i dearly loved her twin sister, and their mother.
The evil of one did not make all women evil, and i could see that even as a child.
I don't think the portrayal is correct.
The portrayal probably influences patterns of behavior.
So you think all women act the same?
Is it not possible that most of the difference is in our minds?
There are many polite men and impolite women out there.
How are we to be sure the stereotypes don't create the differences we percieve?
Sexual stereotypes are no different than racial stereotypes.
I have known many women whom adhered to the stereotypes, yet when I got to know them, found they only did it because it was expected of them.
Guys don 't do that.
Stereotypes tend toward caricatures