Some people say “ladies first” when a group of people board a bus. This is not acceptable because it is a discrimination against men. This means that women have more value and rights than men.
I have myself experienced the “ladies first” stuff. I visited a friend in Ramallah, Cisjordania, and as I was about to board a little bus, my friend told me to let ALL the women get on the bus first.
Here is a London Bus driver testimony about the “ladies first” on reddit.
The “ladies first” discrimination is similar to discrimination against black people during the apartheid in South Africa.
Now let’s play and replace the word “ladies” with something else. What would happen if the bus driver would say: “Whites first”, “Jewish first”, “Muslims first”, “Men first”, “Asian first”…
Bus drivers should stop saying “ladies first”. There is no reasons why women should be on a pedestal today since men and women are equal in the legislation of western countries. Chivalry in general is a discrimination against men.
Some men still apply the “ladies first” rule as you can see in this reddit question.
The majority of women don’t care about the “ladies first” thing. A minority takes advantage of it.