Monday, April 17, 2006
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.