I had a feminist theory professor try to bring this topic up to the class a negative way and I completely disagreed. She proposed something along "chivalry is dead" but also... insulted men because of it? I mentioned that someone had held the door for me that day on the way to class, haha. (Granted, I usually carried too many book as an English and gender studies double major, oof) It was one of many counterproductive talks from this woman. Just a lose-lose, really.

If you are in front of someone, anyone, just hold the door! Be a nice human! And do so because you respect me, not because you think I am weaker or less than.

I especially appreciated the mention of hoop skirts in this. Spot on.

Writer (she/her) of the foodish, bookish, & feminist. Author of Bright Blue (poetry) Dancing Girl Press / Website: www.aliciabanaszewski.com / Twitter: @b___ski

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