Section C Compound Dictation
There was a time when, if a lady got onto a crowded bus or train, a gentleman would immediately stand up and offer her his seat. No more, though. Today a gentleman will probably look out of the window, or if he feels a bit (36) ______ , hide behind his newspaper. Either way, the lady will have to stand until someone else gets off.
You can't (37) ______ blame men for this change in (38) ______ , though. The days are gone when women could be (39) ______ to as the weaker sex without causing (40) ______ . A whole generation of women has grown up (41) ______ equality with men; not just equality in jobs or education, but in (42) ______ attitudes. Hold a door open for some women and you're likely to get an angry lecture on treating women as (43) ______ , unable to open doors for themselves. (44) _________________________________________________ , though on second thought perhaps that's not such a bad idea.
It's no wonder, then, that men have (45) _______________________________________________________ . On the other hand, automatic male politeness is perhaps slowly being replaced by true consideration for the needs and feelings of women, so that (46) __________________________________________________________ .