Sanji - Even if it kills me - I refuse to kick a women !!
REALLY .. why is that !!!!! nothing possibly can come from nothing ! especially from One Piece
Was something he promised/loved from (Zeff) after living with him for many years ??
Or its just something from his past ? along with the Suke Suke no Mi (the Invisible man) & All Blue ..
lol I got more than 20 new theory's that I'm sure ODA will use them soon !!
this will only comes after watching one piece over & over & over again .. more than 70 ..
Just hoping this is a new theory ..
Just a gimmick.
Nothing more than Sanji's incredibly strong resolve. He loves the ladies and would never ever hurt them.
Because they are no true gentlemen. And it's his personal quirk/gimmick as Zehahaha already wrote. Nothing more and nothing less but to create some humor from time to time.
This aspect of Sanji is one of the charming points to his character that makes him so lovable and unique. Plus Sanji's love for women has some relevance within the story of One Piece (how he was able to melt Violet's cold heart and turn her into an ally) and overall it is one of the many pieces which helps develop One Piece into the enjoyable and memorable story that it is.
Sanji respects other women. Something every good man should do.
Respect is something entirely else, he worships them, try looking up equality or feminism.
Sanji is simply a gentleman... and he values women above all else, his life included. That's it. There's no need to think of deep reasons behind his behaviour... that's just the way he rolls.
As Schabrak said, it has nothing to do with respect thus it has nothing to do with what a gentleman is.
In the story it is a personality trait that has arisen as a consequence of how Zeff fostered him.
Sanji just goes to the extreme. Even Zoro has some reservations when it comes to fighting women. Notice how he didn't cut up Monet the way he would do with a male opponent. On Skypiea, when Enel electrocuted Robin, Zoro commented that she was a woman (Enel didn't care particularly).
Can't even tell which part of this is suppose to be considered a theory as hard as it is to read.
Aside from that theres no theory behind this he literally just says "I was raised t never hit a lady" thats all there is to it less of a theory more of just pointing something out in a story.