Thank you OP for writing about something I hold close to my heart. Several times over the last decade I've heard people say, "you have to earn my respect." That is one of the most arrogant things I've ever heard. As if they are God or something.
It's pretty simple in my humble book. Give respect until otherwise proved unrespectful. These statements generally come from the same men who try
and define what it is to be a man. I don't get it or my testosterone must be low. I also agree that it applies to all things. S & F