It is definitely not ‘benevolent sexism’ to keep the door open for good manners

Call me old-fashioned, a latter-day Galahad, but I still open doors for women, with a smile…

…This marks me down as sexist, according to Professor Judith Hall, of North-Eastern University in Boston, USA, who conducted research into male behaviour towards women.

Apparently there are two kinds of sexism: there is the nasty sort; the groping, wolf-whistling, topless calendar-admiring kind, which is hostile sexism.

And then there is “benevolent sexism”, which involves all the sorts of behaviour to which I’ve already pleaded guilty…

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