Quick Wisdom, Chivalry: Give up your seat

Allowing a woman your seat was a kind gesture because it made the likelihood of her fainting due to her corset considerably less. If you’re not wearing a corset, don’t expect a seat.
Second, gentlemen acted the part around ladies. A lady denied a seat would keep quiet and sweet about it. There is a lack of entitlement displayed demonstrating the right to better treatment. As a choice, not an enforced rule.