Monday, April 17, 2006

Chivalry

Here's an interesting article on Chivalry and the death thereof. Basically 80% of men on the titanic perished while 74% of the women survived because the men willingly gave up their seats to the women and children. It goes on to discuss how that's not the case anymore. I consider myself chilvalrous. I routinely offer my seat on any crowded train to a woman, hold doors, etc... ironically they usually refuse and look at me like I'm a psycho. I guess this is just how I was raised. I don't know. It wouldn't occur to me not to do so and it disgusts me when I see men behaving ungallantly. I must admit I laughed at the guy who said "What, you want the right to vote and my seat too? Sorry." I think women should certainly have equal rights but I sometimes think that feminism as an ideology has done more harm than good for women. They get all the downers of being a man but none of the benefits they used to get for being women. Just an observation. No need to fire up the blow torches and pliers.

11 comments:

Bougie Black Boy said...

I'm sorry, but I am NOT giving up my seat on a raft if my ship is sinking!

AndyT13 said...

DIAFB! :-)

ScreenNameBoycott said...

I agree A.. as I see it both bougie black boy and I should have equal rights to get ON the raft... But it shouldnt be nessissary for me to kill the man for his seat.. and you know I would kill him. I have permanent PMS.. LOL.

AndyT13 said...

Believe it B-to-tha-3. You could try to take her seat but you still wouldn't survive the experience.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Yeah, I agree...we kinda screwed ourselves when all that "equal rights" stuff came along. (Although most of that "equal rights" stuff was done before I was born...;)

DaMasta said...

I'm all about burning my bra, though.

Damn underwire..

AndyT13 said...

Me too! Free the twins!

The Chuck said...

I'm too bitter to post anything nice today. So this is just to let you know I still read here regularly.

Starfairie said...

I love when men hold doors open for me. I guess I'm a little bit old fashioned that way. I don't think chivalry is something that should ever go out of style!!!

blair said...

Andy my dear, you are a true prince! Sorry I have been away for a while, have been dealing with some demons and I just filed my tax extension tonight! Ah, a little breather.

I definitely don't want to do away with chivalry. I want it ALL!!!

hugsandkisses,
NotBlair

AndyT13 said...

I am a Prince! A Prince of Lies and Darkness! All shall fear me and despair!!!!!! Er...Ahem...
What I mean is Thank you NotBlair.
You're a princess yourself and I mean that in the most gallant and chivalrous way!