I used to be really confused and insulted when my Korean girl hid me from her friends. I thought she saw something wrong with me, or was embarrassed to be seen with me. I had no clue just how big the real reason was.
As men, we are set up to fulfill a certain social role. This role is incompatible with being a victim. Due to gender stereotypes, men have been set up to be the aggressor, or perpetrator, and there's pretty much nothing we can do about it.