to the dude who bothered to write a letter to The West Australian claiming all we women are ungrateful and refuse to thank ‘gentlemen’ for ‘doing something nice’ like opening a door, meaning women today are not ‘ladies’ and thus ‘can open their own damn doors’*
I am a woman. I open doors for people, or hold doors if someone is close. If I receive no acknowledgement for this, It doesn’t ruin my day. Why? BECAUSE YOU DON’T DESERVE ANYTHING FOR BEING A DESCENT HUMAN BEING! NO COOKIE, PARTY HAT OR BLOW JOB, NOTHING. YOU FUCKING DO IT BECAUSE (BEING POLITE) IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO!
And this may be news to you BUT MAYBE SHE DIDN’T SMILE AT YOU OR SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE SHE WAS DEEP IN THOUGHT, HER CAT DIED, SHE WAS RUSHING TO THE BATHROOM TO CHANGE HER TAMPON, WHO THE FUCK KNOWS? But here’s the rub, sunshine: NOT.ONE. WOMAN. ON. THE. PLANET. OWES. YOUR. SORRY. ENTITLED. ARSE. A. FUCKING. SMILE.
If that’s the rage ’ all you men’ get into if I don’t act like I want to marry you for holding a door open for me, then as far as I’m concerned you can slam doors in my face, so long as I don’t have to deal with you.
* apparently this is how we deserve to be ‘treated’. I never knew opening doors was meant to be a punishment.