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Had an interesting conversation with a colleague today.
It went something like this:
He wouldnt stand up in a busy train to give a seat to a woman because in his eyes, that would be offensive. Because in the modern day men and women are equal and he wouldnt want to indicate that he somehow sees a woman as a weaker party.
I said if a man would offer me his seat, I would find it lovely. It would be so nice to feel aknowledged, noticed and it would make me feel special somehow. A true gentleman.
He says if I stood up for him, he would feel offended.
I said thats just very typical example of a difference between a man and a woman, and how differently we see things.
I also said that in the modern day, I wouldn't EXPECT anyone to stand up for me. That would be expected only when an elderly or disabled people needed a seat.
BUT that doesnt take away the fact that if someone did that for me, I would feel flattered rather than handicapped.
I am sure lot of women won't share my viewpoint but I would imagine that a lot would.
The question is, would you, as a man or a woman, agree with his / my view?