Should Men Still Hold The Door Open for Women?

By Chung Hosanna

April 2012 FEATURE
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NO, says Chung HosannaEven 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...

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Chung Hosanna

is a semi-political wordsmith, erstwhile lawyer and restless soul.