How both men and women can and should respect women: to know how to distinguish good examples of womanhood from bad ones. But don't be merely prim, proper, and a silly goose; don't be merely "nice," and "respectable," be a pearl of great price. Authentic Catholic femininity does not produce ninnies or spoilt brats. Catholicism doesn't just demand spiritual toughness, it imparts spiritual toughness, since the Crucifix is not "nice."
:-(, more specially, Roman Catholicism; a totalitarian ideology that crushed all free thought and learning for centuries. The true meaning of the term Dark Ages, as this 'age' coincided with the rise of Roman Catholic imperialism.