I read a sentence in a book, Word Power Made Easy, which was:
Sometime in your dim past, you were crossed, scorned and deeply wounded by a woman (a mother, or mother figure, perhaps?). So now you have a carefully constructed defence against further hurt - you hate all women.
Does it mean that the "you" has started hating all the women including his mother just because she once scorned him. I am asking this because I don't think anybody would start hating his or her mother just because she once scorned them.
I know this is less of an English question if anything. But I'm asking this because I suspect my understanding of the text could also be wrong.