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#324 - anonymous (03/08/2012) [-]
Actually, the rule is ladies first, unless there are stairs, this is because it's polite to hold a door, but if you tell a girl to walk up the stairs first it's inevitable to look at her butt, if you hold a door to look at her butt, you're a jerk
#362 to #324 - starlarose (03/08/2012) [-]
Actually, this rule came from around the time of the 1700's. Because of the wire cages women wore underneath their dresses, it was dangerous for them to walk up stairs. So, the gentleman would ask the lady to go up the stairs first, that way, he could catch her if she fell.

It was in that same time period that women were to always walk on the right of men. This came from before we developed indoor plumbing, men would walk curb side and women would walk closer to the wall to avoid having waste dumped on her from people emptying chamber pots out the windows. It was also to protect them from oncoming buggies/horses.
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