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  • I do, and the gesture has yet to be refused...
  • No, feminists insist that men and women be treated equally, given equal respect, and equal consideration. That means that women should be treated no worse or better than men. So, a person should be given a seat based on individual need, such as advanced age or infirmity, not based on their sex. At least that's what a feminist should say. A woman can stand for a 30 minutes or an hour just like a man. It would be hypocritical for a feminist to try to justify this practice.
  • ooh yeah! We love it......cheers geez!
  • They should at least offer. I offer based on age first then gender. If an old man needed a seat I'd give it to him over a young woman. If a child needed a seat to be safer next to mom than on her lap, I would give that seat up too. I believe that I should extend the option, and it's up to the woman to decide to accept it or stick to her guns if she feels its demeaning and decline it. Sometimes I will not sit back down if the offer is rejected to hold to my guns that there is always someone more deserving of my seat.
  • I don't think they have to, but I also don't think it's a crime if they do. But really, women have legs, they can stand on the bus/train just like men can. I give up my seat for old people, people with young kids, pregnant women and people with lots of bags. Gender isnt a factor.
  • I hate feminism. Yes, please. Please don't make the pregnant woman stumble all over herself every time the bus breaks or turns a corner. We're clumsy enough as it is.
  • If an elderly or disabled person or pregnant woman needs a seat then I think that the person closest should give theirs up, I don't think that it has to be a man. If a woman is able bodied then why should they get preferance of a seat over a man. I said no to a seat that a man offered me once and he looked at me in shock and started to insist very loudly that I had it. I was so embarrassed that he had drawn attention to us that I have never refused one since.
  • as were considering the equality no they shouldnt have to offer 'normal' women a seat. pregnant? yes elderly? yes disabled? yes also elderly/disabled men will get a seat over me (being female) nad any other 'normal' men on the bus/train if a woman (or man) has a child to deal with id give up my seat and id expect the person sat nxt to me give up there seat 2 so they could sit together! while on holiday in florida i was riding the disney busses frequantly and when its busy id sit on my own seat wait untill the bus was full then offer it to a child...and sit on my partners lap if i did that in the 1st place 'my seat' would be taken by a able bodied person and it annoyed me soo much!! id look round and so many women could sit on there partners/friends laps to allow room for the children/pregnant woman admittingly i got annoyed at them men when they ignore the not no able people ive done my bit, why cant you id think!
  • Well I may be old fasioned! The answer is yes. But in big cities like London, no one will stand up for a female. I was on the tube a few years ago, all the seats were taken. Pregnant lady gets on. I stand and ask her if she wants my seat. She looked quite shocked and asked ME if I was sure. Wich of course I assured her I was sure. When I got off, my friend who I was staying with, told me NO ONE would give their seats up on the tube. That's why the woman was shocked and hesitant.
  • Personally, I like in a way to be treated equally....yeah its nice, polite, but no thanks....i rather stand....
  • yes hell yes some men want even move their asses so you can sit down.
  • I'm old fashioned and I will still offer my seat to a woman, elderly man, injured person, etc., because it's just pure common courtesy!
  • It is the polite thing to do. Though I am female, I will give my seat to an elderly, injured, disabled or pregnant person.
  • Browsing these replies I see many that say it's polite to offer your seat to the pregnant, the elderly, handicapped and women.. . I can't imagine an able bodied woman wanting to be included in such a list. . I think the only reason to for a man to offer a seat to an able bodied woman is if he's hoping for something.
  • Hello, Yes and no. If it's a feminist that's standing, let her be. If you think that the women is a "normal" person then yes if you feel like it. ihome2
  • I do not expect it. If it is offered I will graciously take it because a person has shown chivalry which is to be respected. If it is not offered that's fine too.I do have sturdy legs.
  • I do feminism or not! It is just who I am!
  • I guess I should thank feminists that twice a day I get to sit and snooze while hundreds of women stand in a packed train. Thanks feminists!!
  • If I'm visibly pregnant, on crutches, visibly ill or discomforted, or really old and frail, then yeah, offer me your seat! But that goes for women too, I've given up my seat to old men and young cuties with broken legs. I'm usually a little surprised when a man offers me his seat, and somewhat amused and pleased with his quaint manners. I politely refuse.
  • Giving up one's seat shouldn't be based on gender. A man or woman should be willing to give up a seat for anyone of the opposite gender who doesn't have a place to sit (although a pregnant woman should always be offered a seat because of her physical condition, just like you'd offer a seat for an elderly or disabled person). It's not about feminism or chivalry. It's called being nice.
  • Anyone should give up their seat for someone who needs it more than them, an elderly person, a pregnant woman, someone on crutches. It has nothign to do with gender at all.
  • Yes, I think it is nice. It still sometimes happens where I live - but only with older men. I also notice young men don't walk you across the road, or open doors for you as much. They act as if you should do it yourself. Personally, I like to be taken care of and to hell with feminist equality. I don't agree with the concept of equality anyway, we are just different :-)
  • Ladies, yes. Feminists, no.

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