There is one type of behavior towards a person that is universally disliked, and that is to disrespect someone. Some people just cannot handle being disrespected, as a disrespectful person will also tend to be condescending. Dominant males have a higher chance of getting females, so a condescending male will be seen as competition and a threat.
When a male disrespects a person in a group setting, the males in that group will be prompted to defend that person. This is especially the case if the female is disrespected. Nobody wants to look like a wimp in front of their group. Standing up for another individual will increase that person’s social standing.