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Should Chivalry Die In This Age Of Equality?

Given that most civillized people accept women are equal to men. is there still a place for chivalry?? i believe no since women should be able to perform similar duties as men and shouldn't be treated as fragile beings. chivalry is a remnant of victorian era sexism so why should it continue to exist. i see no reason why it is job of men to open the doors or pay for dates all the time. anyway state your viewpoint

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when he is somnanbulising abi

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I think men and women should treat each other with respect.

Physically, a man is stronger than a woman.

Spiritually and soulwise men and women are equal.

I don't know about chivalry but I no that if a man likes a woman he is appreciative of her and is constantly thinking about ways to make her life easier.

If a woman likes a man she is appreciative of him and constantly looks for ways to make his life easier.

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if one is treating a woman as inferior then one cannot call that chivalry. But, with the way things are going were a girl is expected to pay her side of the bill on a date whethere it be a restaurant, tickets transportation e.t.c it looks like the days of the knights has ended. What we cant forget is u ladies fought and u fought hard for this though u might not think so. What did u expect when u wanted equal rights. You cant eat the icing on the cake and want the cake to look pretty at the same time or something like that

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Interesting issue raised, @ topic.

Regardless of origin African, European, or whatever. Respect shown as well as manners are noble, but should there also be a battle of the sexes demanding chivalry without the inferiority complex? @topic Please reply. Thanks.

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Interesting issue raised, @ topic.

Regardless of origin African, European, or whatever. Respect shown as well as manners are noble, but should there also be a battle of the sexes demanding chivalry without the inferiority complex? @topic Please reply. Thanks.

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Chivalry ke!!! What a man can do, a woman can do much better.

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trust you to come up with a smart remark

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Lmao. I hate titaniccccccccccc!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i think u are the one confused about what chivalry is, chivalry relates to how a man treats his "special prize" with care.

how have EVERY woman earned the right to be treated as a sister?? isn't such as outlook unrealistic.

actually u should think before making an action. chivalry isn't a birth given right, u have to earn the treatment.

and can people pls stop hating on titanic.

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@ Poster

Everybody seems to believe that Chivalry is dead because somewhere along the line,we got it pounded into our heads that chivalry and equality can not co-exist.

Some replies (to me) don't seem to have a thorough understanding of what Chivalry really is/was.They might have seen it as an act of courtesy or deference and interpreted it as a result of the condescending attitude.What they missed is the respect and mutual admiration which such an act of chivalry conveys.If they had looked at it from that angle,there would never be any talk about it's death.

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To say men and women are equal is to resign "gender" to meaninglessness! Men and women are "equal" only in certain well-defined and narrow contexts - rights, benefits, labor relations, etc. This attempt at "gender blindness" is at the heart of the emerging but deep social fissures in Western societies.

@poster,

Chivalry still exists but not at levels of yore. However, the vast majority of women still enjoy and desire that "special attention". The remarkable chivalry displayed by Leonardo DiCaprio's character in the movie Titanic was so much admired by women that tens of thousands dragged their boyfriends or husbands to go see the movie two, three, four, five, six or more times. That movie remains the No.1 box-office grossing movie of all time, worldwide (1997 $1.8 billion) - the power of chivalry in our era!

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Somehow, i think "they" have been able to eat their cake and have it.

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we are not all equal individually but i won't base that on gender.

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i open the door for everyone out of courtesy. it's proper manners but i don't see how women should be treated speciallly. they are equal aren't they.

agreed

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Let's not rule out the fact the some guys open doors for woman out of courtesy. It just has to do with the mindset at which he does the gallantry stuff.

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Chivalry starts and ends in Queen Elizabeth's front porch

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i don't think chilvary ever existed in african culture. well maybe egyptian culture.

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Chivalry and gender equality dont mix!

if a guy demostrates this attitude to a lady

simply means he is patronising her when he says he considers her his equal

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The word (chivalry) itself is unpopular.

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I still think it exists but it's rare.

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Broke@$$ you're right. . .we should all go and stab chivalry in the back. . .and there are still chivalrous guys around? in this century? you're kidding me right?

anywaz, my own 2cents:

i think there's a diff b/w respecting a woman and being chivalrously to her. . . its better to show a woman that she is equal by respecting her in high esteem (that is if she earns it) than to treat her "chivalrously" as your inferior. . .

[center]i hate chivalrous guys most time, bunch of annoying, lying, scheming snakes. . .[/center]

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Chivalry is a subject to the individual, do it if you want to

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