Equality between the sexes is important, but you've got to wonder if when 'equality' prevails common sense fails.
There are many people who would argue that if women want to be treated as equal to men, then they shouldn't expect any kind of courtesy or special treatment, such as opening doors or offering your seat.
But there are certain situations that just call for chivalry, and you know, human decency. Take public transit for example.
Most people know that they should give up their seat to anyone who hasn't got the strength to support themselves while standing on a moving bus.
Pretty basic logic.
However, Yvonne Lin seemed to be the unlucky recipient of male disregard on public transit during not one, but TWO pregnancies.
The 38-year-old designer tells Dnainfo that plenty of women had given up their seats to her, but absolutely zero men had even offered. Although she had pretty much concluded that guys suck, she held onto the hope that someone somewhere would prove her wrong.
"I was getting no seats from men. If I finally get a seat from a guy then I have to celebrate this some way and make sure he knows he’s appreciated."
That's when she decided to commission a 7-inch trophy for the lucky man who was decent enough to get off his duff. She carried that tiny trophy in her work backpack for weeks until she found a winner.
I'm about 8ish months preggers (again) and I look it. I've been gradually coming to the conclusion that men suck. I didn't get a single subway seat offered to me by a man throughout my first pregnancy. In contrast, women tend to be awesome and notice the people around them. So for the second pregnancy, I had this made and I've been carrying it around everyday - till last Friday. This guy is the winner! #subway #nyc #pregnant #socialexperiment
In her eighth trimester, she was on her way home from work, when he looked up at her.
"He looked up at me and looked super startled and embarrassed," Lin recalled, "and he immediately stood up and said, 'Please take this seat, I just noticed.'"
Although the Washington mom never did learn his name, the well-raised man smiled widely for the photo she snapped of him. Before getting off the train, he revealed that he was a father of two.
Chivalry shouldn't be exclusive to men, we should all be taking care of each other no matter our age, race or sex. Share this story if you agree!