This is being posted in debate only because it might turn into one "Being a gentleman" = to being sexist. I make this point because it suggests that men should obey our gender roles which in itself is sexist but it also by mere implication means that women should obey theirs as well and "know their place" or be in the kitchen yada yada you know how it is. Furthermore even the actions that are considered gentlemanly have their roots in sexism which is hardly surprising considering the time period they came from. Take for example standing on the outside of the footpath. I've heard this "justified" by saying well women are weaker... Okay physically on average yes that's true but no man is going to stop a car so the logic of protection on a strength basis is absurd and you're constructing this scenario where the woman is more important than the man or he should be at more risk simply for being a man because she's "weaker" or needs special protection simply because she's a woman... How is that not sexist? How is it not sexist that someone should have their car door opened for them or their seat pulled out because they're a woman? How is that not infantilizing because that's what we do for children being its "harder" for them to do because they're small and weak. The more I think about it the more I've come to realize how sexist all this shit is.