This sounds so extreme. They do push for drama, that we know. I do not see that they encourage the men to treat the women poorly at all. That may be an outcome of individual interactions but I doubt production tells them to emotionally abuse another contestant.
The egg throwing contest was way out of line and they should be ashamed. The men were targeted in that one too but it seemed so much worse when we saw Erica getting repeatedly slammed and complaining that it hurt. The worst competition ever.