Gentlemanly manners do not depend on level of education. What you think?

@rikki8 (392)
Philippines
May 27, 2007 6:07pm CST
Have you ever seen a guy open a door of a car to a girl while it is raining? How many times? Well, here in the Philippines, it is often accepted to be a macho society but how is it that girls are not treated in a gentlemanly way - men opening doors, letting them walk ahead, carrying bags for them, etc..etc. Is this just because we live in a macho society? Or is it, girls just accept that men will be men and they will never change their ways however how highly educated they are?
2 responses
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
28 May 07
There are many changes in our society nowadays. Women are fighting for equal treatment with men so we no longer see women being treated in a gentleman way. You can only see it in movies cos' they are following the script. Nevertheless women are always being seen as the weaker gender and being accorded preference in most instances. They will always say 'Ladies and gentlemen' in prelude to speeches. This always shows that we women are always in the frontline. No level of education can teach a man the gentleman way of treating a lady. It commes naturally to a well mannered person.
@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
28 May 07
this example i am going to relay to you would probably answer your question directly to the point. as everybody knows our Dept. of Justice Secretary here in the Philippines, no need to mention his name, is one person who is intelligent enough, a professional lawyer and 'honorable member' of the Cabinet at that, yet what kind of manners he got? would i say he's a sort of 'unbecoming of a gentleman', disrepctful and rude? the manners you were citing in your discussion may seem "little things" as compared to these ungentlemanly manners shown by our 'honorable secretay.'