Men and women of substance, both Southerners and Northerners, believe in calling a spade a spade.
Anyone who came to the defense of Sandra Fluke was wasting their time.
In Winona Lake, Wisconsin, it is illegal to eat ice cream at a counter on Sunday. And don't expect to order a slice of cherry pie a la mode in Kansas on the Lord's Day. No restaurant is allowed to serve it unless they're willing to run afoul of local police. Marbles, Dominoes, and yo-yos are also banned on Sundays in a handful of states.
Fluke's strategy may have made reference obliquely to an older sense of honor that many still feel in their bones, but more than that it had to do with modern-day political correctness. There are actually some similarities between traditional ideas of honor and contemporary group touchiness, as both have to do with reputation or recognition and the harm that insults can do. Fluke's blast at Rush Limbaugh was effective because it played on this connection.
Unlike the Northern code of honor, which emphasized emotional restraint, moral piety, and economic success, the Southern honor code in many ways paralleled the medieval honor code of Europe combining the reflexive, violent honor of primitive man with the public virtue and chivalry of knights.
Sounds like that's not entirely to the North's disadvantage.
A true lady would never have discussed her sexual proclivities in public in the first place. The rest is a moot point.
Sigh... that is a long post, and actually the fourth one? (He says previous three, but this one is labeled VI..?)
Anyways, glancing through it looks good so I’ll have to read through em all later. Some of us still believe in chivalry. :)