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    Default Is chivalry dead!?

    Very very few ppl hold the door open for others anymore.
    Not one person I've seen in the last 10years let's women or children go first for anything at all.
    I have not seen a man seat a lady in a restaurant or stand when she gets up.
    There's seems to be less and less chivalry in society over the years has anyone else noticed this decline?

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    It's very much alive in our family. We taught our kids by example. I see it a lot actually, maybe it's the people in our circle.

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    I think people are just selfish in general these days

    All the girls at work comment on how much of a gentleman dp is because he walks me to the door at work and opens it for me.

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    Yes I have certainly noticed it, though I have to admit most people I've seen hold the door for others and I always try to do it for others.

    I've not seen a man stand when a lady leaves the table - I don't really understand why they would, should look in to that lol.

    I teach my boys to hold doors open and let ladies go first etc. I think manners are a dying art too and put a lot of focus on manners and respect.

    I like to think I'm raising young gentlemen, not just young men.

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    Probably because there's more equality these days, why does a woman have the privelege of going first in something? Why does she need a man to stand up when she stands? Why does she need a man to help seat her? Its odd. Im glad im not treated like a 'special' case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    Probably because there's more equality these days, why does a woman have the privelege of going first in something? Why does she need a man to stand up when she stands? Why does she need a man to help seat her? Its odd. Im glad im not treated like a 'special' case.
    I believe is has to do with respect, which again I have seen very little of outside my family/friends circle.

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    'Chivalry' may be dead, I am not worried, but manners are long long long gone which I do worry about.

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    Whatttttt? So because i can seat myself at a resturaunt my husband doesnt respect me? He respects me by not treating me like an invalid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    Whatttttt? So because i can seat myself at a resturaunt my husband doesnt respect me? He respects me by not treating me like an invalid!
    You missed my point. Never mind.

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    And that's why it's dying. Feminism has beaten the chivalry out of society. I'm a little old school - I hold doors open and all that sort of jazz. Offer my seat even. But I've had that thrown back in my face as being sexist - apparently - so am trying to do it less these days. Hell, even the term "Lady" is offensive these days.

    So please don't complain too much about the death of chivalry. It's not the men that killed it.

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