— Thank you for interesting examples. In Russia men would open a door in front of women and help women put on a coat, for example. As we say it in Russia men strive to behave like gentlemen. As far as I heard such behavior can be considered sexist in the US and Canada. Is that true?
Yes, actually you are right.
It can be considered that. For some people, they really want to be equals. Some women and men, they want to be absolutely equals. Men don't help women carry bags or open doors, things like that. So that's another thing I noticed when I came to Russia. How the men were very gentlemanly, very courteous to women and women were very appreciative, so very nice balance, something that you might have seen a hundred of years ago in western countries and I think it's a wonderful part of Russian culture we should continue.