Should a Man Open a Door for a Woman?


“Can I get that for you, madam?” – “Oh my, how awfully kind!” – “Would you like a quick one in the rear?” – “Most certainly, sir!” (againstbrad, photobucket)

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.


A true gentleman can use his powers to charm almost any young lady. This particular gent had more than 700 conquests before tragically choking to death on his own hair at the age of 34.

  2 comments for “Should a Man Open a Door for a Woman?

  1. Pixie
    May 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Granted that I am capable of opening doors by myself, that does not take away from the respect i feel a man is giving me as a lady by opening a door for me. this is something that is key to me when i am considering weather or not a man is husband or boyfriend worthy. If he does not open the door i feel like he views me as a bed buddy or just a friend. think about it we don’t go about opening the car door for our friends, unless they are unable to do so on their own. I thought only man hating feminist took offense to this, i really thought it was a joke geared toward feminist to make a joke on some radical views. I have known many strong, interdependent women who believe woman can do everything men can. But i have never known any of them to take offense or become angry when a man opens a door for them. This world we live in today has lost many values and attributes that should have been held onto. A modern world with modern people should not mean modern a#*hole values and morality. Love, family, integrity, exercised with an open mind and heart. would be best to be kept alive today. I would like to state also that I’m not an old lady either. I’m in 30’s, although i don’t look it. If i had a time machine i would live in the days of old, downsides, women did not yet have rights, and medicine sucked leaving me with the need to travel back into the future for any medical treatment needed for me and my family. a time when family was among the most important in a persons life. men in their dashing suits and top hats, women in corsets, amd beautiful dresses. clothing even seemed romantic and sexy. If possible i would dress this way daily. a clothing line designed to look that way but yet still be able to remain comfortable on hot days and i think lots of women would buy and wear it. most women i have known would. Sorry about the rambling and slight move off subject. thanks for reading.

    • August 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to write, Pixie! If I had a time machine, I’d definitely let you borrow it.

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