Posts Tagged ‘chivalry’

Sexist Comment of the Day: Chivalrous Trap

I know this is generally a once-a-week thing, but I had to highlight hexy's take on chivalry: "Maybe it’s all those years playing computer games, but to me there’s only one valid reason to make someone go through a door before you. And that’s when you’re using them to check for traps."
Photo via Rennett Stowe, [...]

What Men Get Out of Chivalry

This weekend, I made a little friendly gesture toward a stranger. We were in the best grocery store in the D.C. metropolitan area when we both grabbed for the last piece of produce, saw each other, and hesitated. I took the vegetable and presented it to him; he thanked me sincerely. It's not like I'm [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Chivalrous Dudes Punching Chivalrous Dudes, For Chivalry Edition

And which knave am I to bludgeon on your behalf today, milady?
In ye olden times, chivalric codes were drafted in the interest of guiding the courting behavior of men toward women: "Thou shalt avoid avarice like the deadly pestilence and shalt embrace its opposite"; "Thou shalt keep thyself chaste for the sake of her [...]

On Chivalry and Internalized Misogyny

Yesterday, the c-word—chivalry—arose in the comments section of this blog, in the context of the outdated gender code's unfairness to men. Ah, chivalry: That old code of behavior that men must follow in order to protect the "honor" of women they know. Through chivalry, a woman's honor becomes a man's responsibility; her honor brings honor [...]