One thing I noticed when I was interning in Taiwan this summer was that with EVERY SINGLE COUPLE I saw, the guy was holding his girlfriend’s purse! I told my mom and she was appalled! She didn’t even like that idea. She thinks that men should be more “manly” and holding his girlfriend’s purse makes him seem…feminine and like a pushover. I thought it was sweet until I saw that everyone was doing it. That just makes the boyfriend if he doesn’t hold it for his girlfriend.
What do you guys think about this? Can anyone tell me why this happens? I thought East Asian guys were chauvinistic and it was a patriarchal society?