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Giving a seat to a pregnant woman: sexist or courteous?

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If a pregnant woman walks on to a bus and a man gives up his seat for her, is he being sexist or courteous?

According to, an online debate was sparked over the weekend after a pregnant politician, Jo Swinson, stood for about 30 minutes during an English parliamentary session without being offered a seat.

After the Internet caught wind of the situation, people began discussing if giving up a seat for a woman purely because she is pregnant is sexist or polite.

Swinson herself weighed in on the debate and said that an offered seat was courteous.

Does that settle the debate?

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