What if it meant that when evil comes to your doorstep, you show them no mercy. If somebody breaks into your house and attempts to attack your family and do who-knows-what, do you just 'ignore' it all or do you destroy that invader? Like hatred will me met with like contempt. Bring me no dis-respect, and I will give you none in return. Or could be boiled down to; Treat others the way you want to be treated, and if they show you otherwise, treat them the way that they treat you.
I agree on the male/female and the balance. However, I never did go with the "turn the other cheek" thing. I am a trained soldier. If my family is threatened I will kill without mercy until I go down.
I give respect to those who respect me.