As a male working for two women let me preface by saying I have no problem in this.
On the underground this morning on the way to work there was one, much coveted after seat left empty. I saw a chance and took it. Had there been an elderly or disabled person left standing I would have left the seat open with no malice.
There was however one young lady my age who was left standing.
Now I am a gentleman, but I think it comes to a point. Women have struggled for an eternity in trying to achieve equal rights. Well there it is, your equal right to stand. So do I need a dirty look? I don’t think so.
Needless to say she departed the underground a stop later and I was left riding for another eight…
I just think it isn’t a case of pick and choose when it suits you, if you wish to be treated equally then it really is a case of swings and round abouts. Man is stubborn enough to wave the rights of seating to achieve the rights we do, women should be too…
I doubt there was ever a successful lady who wasn’t prepared to stand up for what she believed in…So no. I will not stand for eight straight stops because the very convention that they rebel against says so.