I can say that it throws me off when a man thinks he is above me, just because of his gender.
I didn't get to feel such gender bias at home.
First time I noticed it was at school.
Boys got extra math and physics lessons, girls got knitting lessons instead and were told it's not necessary for them to learn math!!
That was clearly putting girls into a disadvantage at such an early state, influencing their whole future life!
Then, I was in a horseclub. (Like so many young girls)
We had a highly sensitive and timid horse. The owner was a fat choleric, who became very angry at the horse when it was afraid to walk into the transporter, since it's hoofs banged loudly on the wooden ramp.
So he ofteen couldn't get the horse in the transporter for an hour, and ended up whipping the poor creature and yelling at it, until I felt it was weeping inside in terror.
But I knew that horses will not walk over ground which sounds "hollow" and don't walk where they can't see a thing.
So I asked the man to let me take care of the horse.
He finally allowed me too.
I had straw and empty oats sacks spread over the ramp and a kid waiting inside the transporter with a lamp held up high.
I calmed down the horse, humming and whispering to it, giving it sugar, and walked right into the brightly illuminated transporter with it.
I simply can't believe that anybody like this is superior to me, and I should follow his advice.
So, I'm for this:
Whoever is better at a particular task, should do it.
Since that will vary, we need freedom and space for everybody to find out what they are good at, no matter what their gender is.
This is also liberating for men who don't fit the male role model.