I will not tell you to teach your son “how to talk to girls”. I know you’ve already been bashed up a lot by feminists. I’ll spare you the bashing because I have no plans of convincing you that ‘women’ in particular are to be respected.
I want you to teach your son how to talk to everyone, how to behave with everyone. I want you to teach your son not to give up his seat for a woman who is in good health. I want you to teach your son not to open gates for women because they are women. I want you to teach your son to not hesitate in asking to split the bill.
Because healthy women asking for your son’s seat in a bus have begun to think that they’re superior to men and they class this as feminism. They flinch on the term ‘lady like behavior’ because the term expects them to be docile, but they expect men to behave like a ‘gentleman’. Irony?
Your son should leave the seat not for a woman, but a human being. He should leave that seat because he can see the human being standing in front of him is unwell/old/pregnant/carrying heavy weight.
Your son should not use rude language because it is basic manners. When he abuses a girl, please don’t scold him saying “Learn how to talk to a girl”. He should learn how to talk to people in general, because girls are nowhere more special than boys. Feminists all over the world are not fighting to give women a superior position.
Groom your son in such a way that when he opens a gate for a girl, he realizes that he’s not doing it because she’s a girl. Let him open the gate as a means of respect for the person (not the girl). Make him understand the difference between opening doors for a girl and opening doors people.
If your son does not split the bill, it should be only because he WANTS to pay for everything himself. Paying for women will make him imply that the woman is not self sufficient, that she’s weak, and his conscious will try to overpower her. This is exactly what the feminists are fighting for – for an equal status at par with men.
Let him be a gentleman, with the best chivalric attitudes, but never let him think he’s doing this for women. Because feminism has gained the most incorrect meaning this decade. It has begun to mean taking revenge from men for the injustices of past, when it actually means advocacy of equal rights for all genders. There’s a difference between a feminist idea and a misandrist idea.
Don’t let your son fall down in front of girls playing the vagina card. These women are to be pitied for being a woman, not respected. They are double faced creatures who at one point say that I’m a girl and I don’t need a man’s support, but still fail to stand up for a ten minutes bus journey.
Don’t let your son be afraid of girls taking advantage of being born with a vagina. He knows what being chivalrous is, and who he should be chivalrous for, and girls who begin their sentences with “I’m a girl so…” do not come in that group.
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