@MWM: Well, that wasn’t as clear to me as it was to you. I thought he was implying that men should allow women to be rude (for example, if he opens a door or gives up a seat and she doesn’t say “thank you”) because of you know, sexism, patriarchy, oppression, etc. Respect is a two way street. Chivalry was hardwired into me. It’s how I was raised. All I expect is 2 kind words which I always say to others who perform these small acts of civility; gender being irrelevant.