I am reasonably sure Sentinel was not implying men would be respected at the expense of women.
I once read Fred Rogers commenting about writing for his children's show how children take words so literal and he had to be careful what was said to kids.
Honestly, it seems more and more of the adults I hear and read seem no more developed that some of these children. Reading this site for years has thoroughly convinced me how childlike adults are becoming or maybe it's just that I'm growing out of childish thinking myself.
What Sentinel is likely saying is women want men who are respectable which from my observation is becoming more and more scarce.
And leave Trump and frankly all other politicians out of this discussion. Most of them lost their personal integrity and credibility early in their careers when they learned to become professional liars.
Nothing to do with politics. This thread is simply discussing what women want in men and I would ask why some couples last and others don't.
Dirk...you're correct though that it works both ways.
Both husbands and wives must be trustworthy and respectable to maintain a close vibrant relationship.
(I do think there's a conflict existing within some women where they are attracted to men with proven poor track records.)