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Don't You Dare Open a Door for Me!

lshort Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:56 AM
Ditto. I was raised to hold the door for others. Interestingly enough, while I was explicitly directed in the holding-doors courtesy, I was not ever explicitly told what to do when someone (male or female) holds the door open for me...somehow I acquired the "MUST ACTIVATE AWKWARD JOG OF GRATITUDE" reflex by cultural osmosis. :D

Chivalry is back in the news. The always-alert Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute draws our attention to an item in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. A new study on what the authors are pleased to call "benevolent sexism" (which, as Murray translates, seems to mean gentlemanly behavior) found that both women and men are happier when men behave like gentlemen.

This being a sociological publication, though, the findings are not written in English, but rather in academic argot. It's full of sentences like this: "A structural equation model revealed that benevolent sexism was positively associated with diffuse...

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