Take advantage of every opportunity to earn respect. "It's a man's job to respect women but it's the women's job to give him something to respect." Though, we all still need to respect each other no matter what.
Ali Wong, an amazing comedian, inspired this quote which highlights a woman's self respect. Of course, her actual quote humored "trapping" her husband (by making him think her body was a secret garden, when it was actually a public park.