So what do you want? Seriously? What’s your point? You want to be treated like one of the guys?
Men and women are equals, but they are not the same, so I don’t treat them the same and don’t even try to tell me that’s what you want.
For the first time, in a very long time, I’m furious about something I read on the internet. I was taught to hold the door open for men and women alike, because it’s the nice thing to do. Now you’re telling me I should only hold the door open for men, because it offends women?
At the same time, some women are offended if you don’t hold the door for them. Can you maybe get together and decide what you actually want?
I know, I know, it’s not about the door. It’s about unsolicited niceness. Is that your point?
Clearly your experience upsets you and I would love to understand or hear some suggested solution because I cannot find one in you article.
To me it seems like you look for, and find, something dismissive in anything nice a man may ever do.