women are demanding equality with men
where was a time when, if a lady got into a crowded bus or train, a gentleman would immediately stand up and bring to offer his seat. but now, things are different. today a gentleman will probably look out of the window,or if he feels a bit shy, hide behind his newspaper. either way,the lady will have to stand until someone else gets off.
you cant entirely blame men for this change in manners, though. gone are the days when women could be referred to as the weaker ones without causing trouble. a whole generation of women has grown up demanding equality with men, not just equality in jobs or education, but in social life. hold a door open for some women and you are likely to get an angry lecture on treating women as weaker ones unable to open doors for themselves. take a girl out for a meal and shell probably insist on paying her share of the bill. on second thought, that is perhaps not a bad idea.
its no wonder, then that men have given up some ways of politeness and consideration which they used to show towards women. on the other hand, the mans active politeness is perhaps slowly being replaced by true consideration for the needs and feelings of women, so that men can see women as equal human beings, rather than as weaker ones or something that can be used to please men.
maybe it is worth womens while to stand in the bus or train.