Well... Personally I do not believe in any typical, general attitude of Poles towards their girls (wives, friends, etc.). Some elements are simply products of our culture and tradition which in most cases are handed on in every part of the civilized world. For example very typical behaviour like letting women in front of you while entering to the building, elevator and so on, or giving a bouquets and gifts spontaneously etc. Secondly, I totally disagree with the conclusion that men
don't want their woman to be too "smart" as they want to feel they are in control
it sounds as if we were in the middle ages. Its just another stereotype sticked to the general picture of a Pole. Its of course exaggerated but, on the other hand, we can always find "a black sheep of the family" anytime and anywhere not only here in Poland.
I can even write, that the more educated and inteligent woman is, the more attractive she is in man's eyes. In fact, I am proud of my wife, for she is well educated and self-esteem woman. And believe me or not its definitely better to have such partner.
Thats all from me now.