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Feminism & Chivalry - In opposition? [Jan. 2nd, 2013|12:48 pm]
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I recently and for the right reasons challenged this assumption but it was with equal assumption on my part

now

I was colouring this with my own views being that Chivalry is merely an extension of such noble values as respecting
your female partner, putting her needs before your own and showing that through regency like flourishes

NO!

What has to be brought into this debate is the fact that Chivalry is used as hypocritical top show

the example that was brought up (many thanks Poet of the Deed) is the highly unusual act of pulling a chair out for a lady.
Now this really highlights my point
this is done solely when eating out, never at home as to shout out vulgarly 'Look at me, I am a proper gentleman'
this also is a move that seems to be favoured by some men of highly dubious natures for home dinner is expected upon arrival at home
and such over disgusting left overs of patriarchy that it leaves such an unpleasant taste in the mouth that no exquisite dining experience
could remove.

I can see that this will continue to roll back and forth in my mind for some time

I may return to this at some point
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