No, this is not a man-bashing column. It's a reminder to treat everyone with courtesy, and respect.
Just recently in a women's sailing forum I belong to, someone asked, "if your significant other stepped on your foot, would they apologize?" I was stunned by the answers. About half of the respondents said "yes", and the other half was split between an absolute "no", and an, "I don't know". There is something seriously wrong with that. If you stepped on anyone, including, or especially your partner, wouldn't you say you were sorry?
Notice both Eleanor, and Malala talk in terms of anyone, not excluding race, nationality, or gender.
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