I don't think its dead but its not as wide spread as it use to be. Personally I don't mind at all if I'm entering a building and the guy (or girl) in front of me holds the door. I think its nice of them, I always thank them and don't consider it patronizing.These days men profess to being so worried about offending women and being accused of being patronising they are becoming reluctant to offer the so-called 'fairer sex' seats on public transport, to hold open doors and to help mothers carrying buggies up and down stairs.
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I've held doors for men and women alike because they were right behind me and thought it rude just to let go of the door since they were so close or their hands were full.
I want equal opportunities and pay but I don't think men should have to stop being nice or offering a helping hand. I can see where they would be afraid too because it could be taken wrong by a few.
Where do you stand on this, would you get a door or help a woman (or man)? Are your afraid it will be taken wrong? Do you try to avoid it?