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  # 645928 25-Jun-2012 15:44
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I had a random act of kindness bestowed on me this morning.

A kind cafe owner bought me a coffee, even though we (at that stage) did no know each other.

Thanks, Nate!

Oh - and he graciously donated a boozy lunch for two to our Charity auction, which just happened to be won by a couple who have a child in Starship Hospital and are staying at Ronald McDonald house - again completely without benefit to himself.

Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

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  # 646129 25-Jun-2012 22:51
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I guess the sexist part is from the other point of view, call it "reverse sexism" if you like.  I just consider it a bit sexist, basically by definition, if one's behaviour at the door is determined by the gender of the other person i.e. if it were a woman you'd let them go, but if it were a man you would go through first. I don't think it's that big of a  deal and I don't think you're a bigot or any of that nonsense. I'm just saying it's sexist, isn't it, treating men and women differently in any context, even door opening?

I completely agree.  My personal feelings are that if somebody is holding a door open for one gender and not the other, it can look a bit "seedy". 

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