And where is the so called ''Protective Instinct'?
Wouldn't this contradict itself? To me a man having a protective instinct would mean he cares about me and my healthy. Hurting me physically means and seeing me hurt as a result of what he did, would mean he doesn't care if I'm well and I'm hurt. I always felt safe with my then boyfriend. He would have never hurt me even if I were to hypothetically speaking (something I'll never do either) get in his face and scream at the top of my lungs. Certain men would probably have reacted (possibly throw a punch or something more) to that and thus that elimates their so called protective part.
Protective instint to me means that: caring I feel safe around him, not wanting to see me hurt and having self-control.
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It's always been present with a small population of men, but as ghetto culture has been promoted via rap music and movies and TV shows, those twisted concepts of pseudo-toughness, misogyny, and the huge focus on "respect", even when behaving in a manner not deserving of respect, has made it's way into the mainstream culture. Most recognize it for what it is and resist emulating it, but a sizable minority embrace it, trying to be cool and tough, and act like assholes.
You also have always had the people who have anger management issues and other mental health issues who go on blind rages or have trouble empathizing with other people. Though smaller in number, they add to the situation in a negative way, and all too often, people don't stand up to them (or run away from them) until it's too late.
Even worse, there has been a big push over the last 30 years to prohibit "vigilantism" (normal people getting involved in stopping crime) because the police want to be seen as the only people who should be doing that, and the only ones CAPABLE of doing it, because to admit otherwise would put their budgets and power at risk. These laws, and the anxiousness of DAs to prosecute good samaritans for helping out, has unfortunately led to many people re-thinking their instincts to get involved. Why put your body, and even your life, at significant risk to help a stranger, only to be prosecuted, fined, given prison time, and often destroying your career over it? The system doesn't want chivalry, it wants a police state.