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post #16 of 107
Suppose it comes from a time when women were jammed into corsets. Though not exactly modern or egalitarian, it does kinda make the whole situation feel more civilized doesn't it? If a ridiculous social ritual is what it takes to make everybody feel better, why not? (Edit - I only move if they're old, or exceptionally burdened with bags, infirmity, etc..)
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Why can't I see who voted for what ? Did I make an anonymous poll ? Could a mod change that ?
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It's a cultural thing down here. It's the same reason I hold open a door, ask if I can help with anything heavy, etc. It also gives me a good look down her shirt.

I would hold a door for a man with a heavy load. Wait, that didnt come out correct.

Regarding looking down shirt, good idea
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I would hold a door for a man with a heavy load. Wait, that didnt come out correct.

Regarding looking down shirt, good idea

I hold the door for men and women depending on the circumstance. Realistically speaking it makes no sense. I just do it. It poses minimal inconvenience to me, I get to feel goo about myself for perpetuating one of the dying traditions of paternalistic society, etc. You can always make it more practical by using it as an excuse to make conversation. It's not why I do it, but maybe it makes it easier to digest?
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It used to be commonplace to stand up whenever a woman entered the room, or got up from the table. I still like practicing this. Also, I always walk on the street side of the sidewalk when walking with a woman.

Have you ever considered that perhaps you are a mangina?
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Have you ever considered that perhaps you are an upstanding gentleman?
Why yes, I have.
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Call me old fashioned but I still hold the door/offer a seat/etc.
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I hold the door for men and women depending on the circumstance. Realistically speaking it makes no sense. I just do it. It poses minimal inconvenience to me, I get to feel goo about myself for perpetuating one of the dying traditions of paternalistic society, etc. You can always make it more practical by using it as an excuse to make conversation. It's not why I do it, but maybe it makes it easier to digest?

Opening a door or holding it open poses very little inconvenience in comparison to standing for 45 minutes in a train.
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Call me old fashioned but I still hold the door/offer a seat/etc.

You are willing to stand 15/30/45 minutes for a woman but not for a man ? Why ?
post #25 of 107
Women endure childbirth, standing is the least a man can do to reciprocate.
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You are willing to stand 15/30/45 minutes for a woman but not for a man ? Why ?
To a certain degree, because it's traditional and because I was raised to. It's got nothing to do with whether or not I think they can/are capable of standing. I'd stand for a man who needed it, older/disabled/etc. However, I must say also that I don't ride 45 minutes, so take it for what it's worth.
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Women endure childbirth, standing is the least a man can do to reciprocate.

+100 And live in a society where rich gay men condition naturally beautiful women to sacrifice their individuality for the "false" pursuit of perfection. I will gladly let any lady of any age or physical description take my seat onthe metro.
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So you think that the men who were regulars on that bus should be giving up their seats every day to the women ? That is the concept of chivalry and gentlemanliness ? Those ladies demand (correctly) equality in workplace etc, why do they expect men to give up their seats ? They are basically calling the men who are not getting up to be without manners ...
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