The Great Debate: Should men still open doors for women?

Should men open doors for women?
Should men open doors for women?

Each week we debate the topics that drive you nuts.


Cobus Bothma, IT Manager 

Absolutely! Some people may feel the traditional custom does not have a place in a modern society.

Yes, women are perfectly capable of opening doors for themselves, but that does not mean men should not.

I would argue that not only is it good manners but a kind gesture and a sign of respect and courtesy.

I strongly believe chivalry is not dead and the art of being a gentleman is not lost to the ages.

I will continue to open doors for women.


Kyle Hams, Real Estate Account Manager 

This antiquated tradition of women receiving special deference based on their gender is, in my opinion, out-dated and demeaning.

Politeness would dictate that if a person was walking through the same door as you, perhaps you should let them enter/exit first and follow behind them.

However, I believe there is a difference in being polite and unintentional condescendence.

The modern woman is empowered and strong and does not need a man to open doors for her.