Courtesy Should Live, But Chivalry Should Stay Dead.

While I think it is good to be courteous, I am very glad chivalry is gone and if it were to come back I'd feel like society took one giant step backwards.

I think it is good to treat everyone with respect. When entering a building I hold the door for the person behind me, regardless of whether it is a man or a woman. I do it because I think it is rude to close the door in someone's face, not because I think holding the door for a girl will get me laid.

And for anyone that asks: yes, I would give my seat on the bus to a pregnant woman. But only because she's pregnant. Any woman that isn't pregnant is just as capable of standing on her own two feet as I am and if I got there first, she's out of luck.

Likewise if I need to defend myself I will hit a woman. Some people would try to say I'm violent because I don't have the same morals as them, but I'd say I'm a lot less violent than many of the men that are against hitting women; in fact, I think my father is the perfect example of this. He won't hit women, but if another guy calls him a name he dislikes he'll pick a fight. As for myself, I only hit another person if it is in self defense and I'm not about to let myself get severely injured just because my attacker is a woman.

So I think courtesy should live, but chivalry should stay dead.
tjlkitty tjlkitty
22-25, M
2 Responses May 5, 2012

Chivalry is not dead, and ladies love it. Feminists, not so much. So, I just offer it to ladies and offer feminists the same, common courtesy that I offer men. That way, everybody is happy.

I agree. If she's preggers, ok she gets my seat; that's a heavy load to carry all day. Besides, that's another human being in there. <br />
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But if she's not pregnant, she shoulda got up early in the morning and caught the early bird bus. Ya, she's out of luck! I don't be kissing that a*s unless I pull them shorts all the way down first, hahaha!