What is “halfway”? Your parents are overprotective and the fear is transferred to you. Based on homicide rates and violent assaults by strangers, the average man has far more to fear, than does the average women, so any feelings to the contrary are not products of our reality, but maybe inspired by those with good intentions (your parents in your example). But instead of addressing the source, an unidentified collective is addressed. Doesn’t seem very effective, does it??