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How to Put things in perspective with equality and chivalry?

I mean no offense. Many women I have talked to say that they want a man to treat them equally in the world; such as same jobs, salary, things of that sort of nature. I then took another survey about the way women feel about the old chivalry of the past. One woman put it like this " Most men are jerks towards women these days! What happened to the knights and their chivalry?" Back then knights had short lives, little technology, depended on villagers for food, and appreciated the balance that was there. Now for the women back then, they stayed mostly on the farm or village, were dedicated to their work( such as the food, cooking, cleaning, everything most women today dislike). Knights saw this and respected the women for what they did for them by kind favors. Yes, there are bad ones that come and go. Personally, I believe ever since the equality thing came about, the perspective on those favors have changed. Please tell me your thoughts, I am open to any thoughts or theories. Thx

Asked By: Forest - 6/1/2007
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Equality means that you cannot assign preferred treatment or restrictions based on their race, sex, nationality, etc... More
Answered By: steve_sider98 - 6/2/2007
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If you define chivalry as "politeness", then there is no conflict. Everyone should be polite to each other, regardless of gender. I think most people tend to use the word in that sense... More
Answered By: stormsinger1 - 6/1/2007
 
baloney..chivalry still exists ,sadly it isn't practiced as much and by the behavior of men and women both are equally in faults however regardless , one should always be chivalrous in nature and by the way courtesy is a value that will get you more female respect that not....and Ive seen the way men treat women now... More
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Answered By: rbrponilezli - 6/1/2007
 
They sound like some deranged asswhole
Answered By: PAUL C - 6/1/2007
 
Something that can't even be defined can hardly be 'put into perspective'. Wiki says you're making up your own definition according to what you THINK the definition is... More
Answered By: Graymalkin - 6/1/2007
 
you've got a good handle on this. since woman are more equal, men shouldn't have to step up as much.
Answered By: spence dog - 6/1/2007
 
i love respect and politeness from everyone i come in contact with but i do not believe in the open the door for me, pull out my seat theory. I am not a queen, god, an invalid or a child. Why am i not pulling a chair out for you? Because you can do it for yourself? My point exactly, so can i. I do not think that if i... More
Answered By: Uzo - 6/2/2007
 
Feminazis have made good men an endangered species. Back in my dating days I always held the door, pulled back the chair and paid for the dates. Now that I'm married I still do the first 2 but wife might get upset if I was still paying for dates with other women. Wives tend to frown upon that.
Answered By: archkarat - 6/2/2007
 
It can be hard if not difficult to try and find a solution to this mess that all of us are in... More
Answered By: *Mojo* - 6/2/2007
 
My boyfriend is a gentleman most of the time. He's always been protective of women and is always showing me he loves me through those small favors like letting me sit first at the table or making sure that I have what I need before he serves himself. Chivalry still exists, it just isn't as prevalent as it used to be... More
Answered By: J M - 6/2/2007
 
Ok. I really personally dislike the gentleman thing of letting a women off the bus first or whatever. When guys do that for me, and I protest, they are generally really really stubborn and I know I'm holding all the other passengers up so I take their 'favour'. But when I try to do it for a man, he'll absolutely refuse... More
Answered By: amelia_albertine - 6/2/2007
 
I'm one of those feminists who expect to be treated equally in every way possible. I don't put up with chivalry. It makes me feel infantilized.
Answered By: Rio Madeira - 6/2/2007
 
it's certainty incompatible. get yourself a dog
Answered By: Levity - 6/2/2007
 
yeah, i struggle with this concept myself. it has got extremely bad for women these days. i work full time and i still have to do all that "women" stuff like cook, clean, do laundry, shop, etc,. all my husband does is work. but i pay half of all the bills myself. if you ask me, women have got the short end of the... More
Answered By: jenni - 6/5/2007
 
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