I think that women hate men! It's a notion I just can't shake.
Dan................not all women are like that. I have always LOVED men. I just love them.............they are so interesting, and great to talk to, hang out with and to know. And I married one!! And I have 3 adult sons that are amazing men. I LOVE them too. I have a terrific brother...............I love my father and my grandfather was a fantastic man. Etc. etc. etc.
It's sad your Mom was like that, but don't assume all women are like that ONE woman.
While we are on the subject, there are lots of men who hate women. In fact there is a book called "Men Who Hate Women and The Women Who Love Them" Maybe there is a similar book about women.