Lindz It is ok. I don't envy women's positions at all. There are so many bad actors; frankly, any experienced woman interacting with a guy has to default in this way.
I am not special or great or awesome, but I am me, I am a guy, and what I do is to try to lift the women that I interact with.
You provided me with my pop quiz/test on how to react and communicate.
I have realized and appreciate the work I have done over the past (6 years now).
On a fun note/personal share, we have been binging Gilmore Girls in our house. I have enjoyed seeing how the two women are interacting and handling personal issues from a female point of view. It is also interesting to watch and observe the societal views circa 2000-2006.
A great starter book for guys wanting to know more about Feminism is this:
Modern Feminist Theory: An Introduction (Philosophy Insights)
By: Jennifer Rich