We are strong, we are invincible, we are women! We can drive, vote, run huge companies, become Prime Minister, climb mountains, run marathons, be on the front lines and work full time whilst raising a family! We are pretty awesome human beings that can do almost anything we set our minds to.
However it's still nice to be respected. It's still nice to have men open doors for you, to offer you their seat, to bring you a drink without you asking, to be given flowers or a love letter just because.
Does chivalry still exist in the 21st century? Should it? Do you like it or would you/ are you offended by it?
Let us know what you think, please comment and vote below!
Chivalry does exist in today's world with my boyfriend being a prime example. As a self-sufficient and highly independent woman I can handle my personal affairs efficiently. However, I do like the occassional acts of opening the door for a woman, giving way to women first, offering a seat to a woman. It is just nice.
I think chivalry is great, but it should go both ways!
Instead of seeing it as a man helping a woman, see it as the stronger helping the weaker. And when it is the woman who is stronger (the man is sick, or tired, or is not as good at something) then we should be chivalrous too! Maybe most men don't want to be bought flowers or theatre tickets, but buy them tickets to a footy game, or bring home some beer.
Ladies are strong and independent these days, yet the usual comment "ladies first" is still in vogue. Some women purport that such 'act s of kindness' is decent and respectful, like the man is being "a real gentleman."
I think since the 1960's women wanted so much more, and rightly so.
But...men got the wrong 'vibes' from women.....most things are black or white with men.
Women like things in colour.
I Love it when a man opens door for me, or will help me, but men just do not know 'how' a woman now will react!
I can not tell you how many men have told me that.If a man opens the door for you great, but do not wait for it.Men just do not know anymore 'what' women want.Sorry, but it is a given.
Just about! Chivalry and Good Manners go hand in hand.
Good manners went out the window along with discipline a long time ago.
People are taught (now) to think of themselves first and only. What a pity we have come so far to be so thoughtless, rude and stupidly vulgar.
I do not expect Sir Walter Raleigh's cloak before me, & he was beheaded later anyway!
Many 'old' customs were good things that alleged progress as unnecessarily destroyed. A "Please', 'Thank you and "Excuse me, please" are gold nowadays. Manners cost nothing, yet save lots.
No - my late husband always used to open doors for me and walk on the outside when we were in the street, a habit which has its roots centuries ago. I'm a fairly independent woman but must admit I did like these little acts of chivalry.