1 Mar 07
I stand for gender equality..having said this I am no feminist who believes that feminism is all about male bashing. When was the last time we gave our seat to a gentleman standing near us in the bus until he was no way old or was struggling to stand for some reason? Ladies we do this out of courtesy not because they are anyway inferior. Having said all this if some lady objects to sit in the seat I would vacate for her citing some stupid feminism reason, I would love to sit on the seat
2 Mar 07
Even I had this kind of an experience. I offered my seat to a lady. It wasnt one reserved for ladies... FYI here in India in some parts you have a particular row of seats earmarked for ladies. I was sitting in the other seats and seeing that there was this young lady to whom i offered my seat. I was taken aback by the way she responded. She took me to task for trying to have flirted with her!!!! Women I've seen are all gracious, this one seems to be a black sheep in that breed.
• United States
12 Mar 07
Alright -- I suppose I can add one more lable to my list of them, since I've recently discovered that I can be described as a feminist (go figure I didn't even know) -- equality does not mean you stop opening a door for a lady, it just means you shouldn't be partial to genders. I open doors for guys and girls and I'm female. If they've their arms full, or I'm nearly out of it anyway -- it's just the polite thing to do. And since I do it for everyone: young, old, middle aged..no one could ever accuse me of flirting, and even if they did I'd politely tell them.. "It's somewhat flattering yourself to assume I'm flirting with you, and I've no doubt at some level you are that great to outright flirt with, but the facts are I was just being nice. I opened a door for a four year old last week, an elderly woman a week before that. If you think I flirt with everyone I open doors for, or make polite gestures to, you must believe I hit on anything that moves." Which should be effective enough to render them speechless as I go on my merry way. ^_^ Equality just means that everybody gets the same chances without stereotyping, generalizing, or discrimination. That's all! Some girls have different dating preferences though most would be flattered to get flowers or go on romantic walks on beaches..the moral of this whole thing is: don't assume. Think before you do things..but still continue to be polite..only to everyone lol. Remember: people are people whether they're male or female, young or old..whatever their profession, like, dislikes, intelligence, emotions..they're still people and should be treated as such.