Back in the Age of Chivalry, when men were knights and women were maids or wenches, a man would always open a door for a woman to pass through.
It was a common courtesy, much like throwing down one’s cloak for a woman to cross a puddle without dirtying her tiny little feet.
Such gentlemanly gestures have become a source of contention in the modern age. Women’s Rights and the rise of the feminist have complicated the traditional role of the gentleman.
The clouds of equality have grown so thick that a man may sometimes pause and consider: “Should I open that door for the young lady, or will she take offense?”
No, a Man Should Not Open the Door for a Woman
Now that women are equal to men in all possible ways, at least in the developed world, it may be deemed offensive if a man opens a door for a woman. Most women are perfectly capable of opening a door with minimal fuss and may take offense if you try to do it for them. It may, therefore, be better to treat a woman as if she were a man and show her the same level of respect and helpfulness as you would a male.
If a woman is carrying bags and looks as if she may have a reason to find opening the door problematic then, by all means, offer to help. If a woman has complete freedom of movement, however, let her open it herself and accept the fact that the Age of Chivalry is dead.
Yes, You Should Open a Door for a Woman
Not all women have been polluted by the extremes of feminism and the ridiculous excesses of political correctness. Some women will be flattered and charmed by your gracious gesture. If they do respond in such a manner then you will feel good about yourself and may even get laid as a result. If a woman does take offense and mutters something like “I can do that myself, thank you very much,” then you can always reassure yourself that you have not done anything wrong, it is simply the woman being an ungrateful, pedantic little modernized bitch.
In Conclusion, Gentlemanly Behavior Must Live On
In conclusion, you should definitely open doors for extremely old women. Not only do they have weak wrists but they are probably more accustomed to, and more appreciative of, gentlemanly acts. Younger women are more problematic and capricious. However, if you are indeed a gentleman then you should always open a door for a lady.
Feminists, pseudo-feminists, neo-feminists, proto-feminists and other dangerous feminist offshoots abound in modern society, but if men stop opening doors for women then the gentleman will exist no more. That, quite frankly, would be a tragic blow to humankind as a whole. Therefore, a gentleman should always open a door for a woman, whatever the risks may be.