having an over-inflated ego (trying to prove something to impress women and society), thinking with their dicks (believing that they'll be able to fuck that woman after saving or protecting her) and being raised that way by very old school family members or because they all made an individual choice to do so?
As a man, I don't buy into that "instinct" crock of shit that many other men constantly bring up to feel more manly and tough. I only would risk my life for a woman (or for anyone for that matter) and protect them if they REALLY need it and would not take my gestures for granted. All of this is my own INDIVIDUAL choice, not instinct.
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I think it is a bit of both. It is the instinct of men to want to impress women. Acting as a protector is one of the best ways to accomplish that. Imagine if you ran off and left your girl in a dangerous situation. How long do you think you would remain in that relationship? So standing up for YOUR girl is pure instinct. Social experiments have even shown we are more likely to stand up for ourselves around our woman, but not if just random women were present.
This instinctual urge to protect women does not extend to all women, but rather just the women that are important to us. Otherwise throughout history soldiers wouldn't have gone into an enemy villages and rape the women. These acts weren't even the actions of a few individuals, but rather an entire group of men that all thought it was okay, because the women weren't THEIR women so they didn't fall under the same protection they afforded the women of their own country.
The idea we need to protect ALL women is something society forces down our throats and shames us as failures as men if we ever voice a complaint about our safety being more important to us than the safety of a stranger regardless of their gender. Eventually it becomes impossible to tell where instinct ends and societies influence begins.0