Quote from weetziebat
I kinda like the law. Remember when I was a child and men opened doors, held out chairs, stood when a woman stood, allowed women to go first, helped her on with her coat, tipped their hats to females they passed in the street, opened car doors for the woman first, etc.
Yes, maybe I am hopelessly old fashioned, but I miss being treated as a 'lady.' and am really tired of the attitude that has replaced it.
I kinda agree with Tweety.
I been raised as a kid to open doors, and be polite to elders (especially female) and be very nice to children. Open doors, give up my seats while travelling (public transport) to ladies, the elderly or pregnant women or a single parent with kids to look after. I rarely give it up for males. Always assisted any women I could with carrying loads.
My Father always told me that "Any man who doesn't respect women isn't a man". Most of us are raised/taught in school to consider the other with respect. It follows through in our language as well - most strangers are called an "Uncle" or "Aunt", "brother" or "sister", or if they are elderly the grandparent equivalent.
But many times, I've been given a real "evil" look while being refused, sometimes with the comment of 'MCP' - Male Chauvanist Pig!
Sheesh! A simple "No thank you!" would have sufficed!
So in that respect, I agree with Steph - real ladies behave like ladies
Gosh! Did I just agree with both sides of the argument here?!