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    I'm talking about when it's late and the guy wants to make sure she gets home safe. This is what a feminist once told me. She hated it because it assumes women are weak and inferior and need a man to protect them . There can't be too many girls thinking that, right?
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      No, that's not sexist.
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      (Original post by StevieA)
      I'm talking about when it's late and the guy wants to make sure she gets home safe. This is what a feminist once told me. She hated it because it assumes women are weak and inferior and need a man to protect them . There can't be too many girls thinking that, right?
      Absolutely not. As a mum I would be very pleased for a young man to see my daughter home safely. And I know my daughter - a bit of a feminist herself - has been delighted when this has happened.

      In reality there are a lot of odd people out there and women can be vulnerable.
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      My friends do that with me (girls btw) not after a date obviously - tis nice shows they care, so I'll say I wouldn't find it sexist :yep:
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      (Original post by StevieA)
      I'm talking about when it's late and the guy wants to make sure she gets home safe. This is what a feminist once told me. She hated it because it assumes women are weak and inferior and need a man to protect them . There can't be too many girls thinking that, right?

      How can they deny biology? Men are more likely to be physically stronger than women. Humans have evolved that way.

      Of course, not all women are like that. Females, if they work hard, can get a six pack and learn martial arts.

      And, even so, making sure the female gets home safely does NOT assume women are weak and inferior. Any human may need protection regardless of gender/race/etc, and giving protection is compassionate and kind. That women you are talking about is a hypocrite; she says that it assumes females are weak but she is making quite an assumption herself.
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      Sexism.. women should get the same protection men do.. just the army.

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      It depends on the location obviously, but in the majority of places it's only sensible to walk the girl/woman home
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      I don't think so, I think that it's sweet and like MidnightDream said... you do that for friends too.

      I could do the same for a guy, but his ego might feel dented afterwards :dontknow:

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      (Original post by Sayonara)
      How can they deny biology? Men are more likely to be physically stronger than women. Humans have evolved that way.

      Of course, not all women are like that. Females, if they work hard, can get a six pack and learn martial arts.

      And, even so, making sure the female gets home safely does NOT assume women are weak and inferior. Any human may need protection regardless of gender/race/etc, and giving protection is compassionate and kind. That women you are talking about is a hyprocrite; she says that it assumes females are weak but she is making quite an assumption herself.
      Yeah but she is the one getting the protection, he still has to get home all by himself. She said man acting as the protector is ''enforcing gender roles''. Pretty sure all feminists hate that.
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      Since girls are the weaker and more vulnerable sex, it is not sexist to ensure they get home safely.

      Sure it treats men and women unequally, but it is equitable. It is like saying I should give money to the rich as often as the poor for equality. While that is equality, it is not equitable. Being equitable instead means providing the most assistance to those with the most need, rather than providing the same assistance to everyone.
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      It's not even 08:00 and you've already started up with this bull**** again? :rolleyes:

      I'd be appreciative if a guy / friend / etc. walked me home after a date / night out, although it's not likely to be a necessity for me since I'd likely drive myself.
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      (Original post by karmacrunch)
      I don't think so, I think that it's sweet and like MidnightDream said... you do that for friends too.

      I could do the same for a guy, but his ego might feel dented afterwards :dontknow:

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      A guy would be safe with you just like the other way around? Are you bigger than the average UK male (5'9'' and around 80kg/180 pounds) and/or have extensive fighting experience?
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      (Original post by Freudian Slip)
      It's not even 08:00 and you've already started up with this bull**** again? :rolleyes:

      I'd be appreciative if a guy / friend / etc. walked me home after a date / night out, although it's not likely to be a necessity for me since I'd likely drive myself.
      Enforcing gender roles though.
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      (Original post by StevieA)
      Enforcing gender roles though.
      Oh, to hell with 'gender roles'.

      If you want to walk her home, walk her home; if you don't want to, don't. If you want to be walked home, great; if you'd prefer not to, don't. I don't see why this or any other gender / biological sex disparity has to be debated on all the live long day.
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      If she thinks so, you know she's not a keeper.
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      That is so sweet! Chivalry is not dead! I would love that.
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      I don't think so. Simply shows you care about her well being!


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      'Ladies first' marlarkey is also a thinly disguised sexism!
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      It's not sexist; besides the obvious fact that it's just a nice thing to do, it'd only even slightly lean towards sexist (for both men and women) if people said women HAD to be escorted home. As it is it's just an appreciated gesture. If it's done great, if not I don't care:
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      (Original post by StevieA)
      A guy would be safe with you just like the other way around? Are you bigger than the average UK male (5'9'' and around 80kg/180 pounds) and/or have extensive fighting experience?
      To be fair as a general rule muggers will attack anyone alone, unless clearly stacked, over someone in a group. It's a crime which is (so long as they're not idiots and do it on CCTV) usually convicted by witness evidence.

      Also, heh at the average UK male being a manlet.
     
     
     
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