Apr 17, 2006

Is chivalry dead? Should it be?

I read an interesting article talking about chivalry and how it's dead amongst us. The author sees to feel that men will no longer do simple chivalrous acts, such as give up a seat on the bus and/or subway. Unlike those men who gave up their seats on the lifeboats of the Titanic so that women and children may live, modern man will no longer settle for sacrificing a simple convenience for woman nor child.

Why did this happen? Many men seem to be using the asanine excuse that women want equal rights they should be treated as equals in every way. While this can make sense to some degree I have something to say to those guys.

You candy ass. You bitch and moan and use the lame excuse if she's getting paid as much as me I won't give up my place in line at the local Starbucks because I can't afford any time I spend waiting to pay for an overpriced coffee. You are not men. You have gone soft in your consumer lifestyles and I hope some girl kicks your pansy ass when you knock her over to grab a place in line for some mind numbing sporting event. You claim your masculinity by watching porn, drinking really bad lite beer, and storing useless sporting facts in your feeble brain, but you can't change a bulb without calling tech support. You need your hand held and your scared. You're scared of women. How does that feel you worthless pile of monkey shit? You can't simply thank women for carrying on mankind by simply opening a door?

Of course I've never done any real chivalrous acts except for maybe opening a car door or smashing a huge bug and making it look like I just fought off Vietcong guerilla fighters, but I'll be damned if I will somehow be lumped with the middle class pricks that call themselves men nowadays. They couldn't even start a campfire.

"I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever." - Edmund Burke

In Search Of Chivalry

2 comments:

Mattbear said...

Amen. Preach it brother.
(Warning: indirect work reference ahead)
There is a meeting I attend every week at work, and frequently there are not enough chairs to go around. If a woman comes in and I have a chair, I always offer it up. If she declines, I remain in my seat, but I will happily give it up because that is the way I was taught to behave. You give deference to women, children, and your elders.

Another man comes in though, he can sit on the damn counter over the trash bins. He should have gotten to the meeting early. We're both men, and a real man will buck up and sit on the counter to give a lady a seat.

jinsane said...

"You can't simply thank women for carrying on mankind by simply opening a door?"

That's one of the best things I've heard yet!