Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Is Chivalry Dead?

Is Chivalry dead? And, did we as women kill it? These questions have been bugging me all day after TWO boys brought up these ideas with me.

The first came up to inform me that chivalry was dead and to pretty much... “get over it”! The second person I spoke to told me “chivalry was not only dead but we had killed it”.

Chivalry - the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, esp. courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.

It can also mean courteous behavior, especially that of a man toward women.

So when did it die? One man believes that WE killed it, we being women. But, I would like to know who these women are because I sure as Heck didn’t kill chivalry. I love Chivalry.

What has happened to Chivalry?

I say men have become lazy. We asked for independence back in the 1800s and have slowly become more and more independent and powerfully equivalent which is making men intimidated. Chivalry is dead because men are so intimidated by women that they are letting everything ‘go’. Romance, chivalry, MANNERS everything is dying out because of the struggle between the sexes.

So why blame US?

Because they are too lazy to blame themselves! We may want independence, but at the end of the day we are still WOMEN and chivalry is simply GOOD MANNERS!!

We don’t want a man to turn around and say, “Yeah actually you do look fat in that!”

We do feel flattered when a man gives up his seat on the bus, or on the train.

Chivalry will never be dead to us. Just dead for men who are too lazy, or too arrogant to bother with chivalry.

So do we need chivalry in the 21st Century?

The answer is... up to you. For me, as a supporter of the feminist movement and what I feel to be an independent woman say YES. I believe if chivalry dies it is only a step, hop and jump to the end of manners, morals, romance and eventually true love.

SO BUCK UP MEN you LAZY BUGGERS and get on your horse in your armour and gallop over to your nearest Damsel in Distress and WHISK her off her feet

... Just joking!!... or am I...

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