This is not true. I have been opening doors, holding out chairs and giving up seats since before I was a teenager. I'll even wait at the door for a woman to cross the street, or get up from what I am doing, just to open the door for her.
The worst period was the 1970s, when women would sometimes get angry. But, since then, almost every single woman says "thank you," smiles and otherwise acts very pleased. In fact, I can not remember the last time I wasn't thanked.
Incidentally, I hold the door for men also -- it's just good manners -- and they thank me as well.