Politeness or Paternalism?

Why a man offering me his seat never went over well with me

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When I was a young professional in my 20s, I used to routinely ride public transportation to and from my job in the city. Depending on where I was living, sometimes I took a bus to the subway, commuting close to an hour each way in rush hour crowds. I could usually get a seat on the bus, but the subway was often…

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Elle Beau ❇︎

Elle Beau ❇︎

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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau