Should Men Still Hold The Door Open for Women?


NO, says Chung Hosanna

Even in heels, I tend to walk ahead of my companions. Chances are I’ll reach the door first, even before a tall man whose stride far exceeds mine.

Does decorum dictate that I should slow my trot down before reaching entrances? Or should I wait meekly beside the door handle – my hand inches away – just so a man can “do the polite thing”?

Nonsense. Whoever reaches the door first should open it for the person behind. It’s common sense!

I don’t feel patronised when you open the door for me. There’s nothing to complain about when I get to glide through the doorway without having to push or pull the door.

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