Old women, pregnant women, even the young ones always expected the man to open and hold the door for them or to give up their seat on the bus.
Interesting point, I expect my husband to do that for me and other women. Part of the reason why I married him was I saw him slam our car once into park while driving down a street near our house and rush over to help an elderly gentleman who had fallen and his elderly wife was trying unsuccessfully to help him up. That's what a man is supposed
to do. I never thought of it as being polish or something else. To me, that's what makes my hubby hot.
Of course, I also don't touch the trash, that's his job as man, so is the grass. I, on the other hand, do the laundry. And because he works while I don't, I cook and clean. Man role vs. woman role clearly defined. I wonder if that is a European influence?
Walking at night alone as a kid or a young adult knowing that nobody will attack me.
That I do not count on in US. In Poland, I felt safer at night but still not completely so. I don't think there is anywhere in this world like that anymore, sadly.