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Poll: Women Treated with Less Chivalry
The Washington TImes ^ | 8/17/10 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 08/17/2010 9:58:42 AM PDT by lakeprincess

Feminists may insist that life for women has gotten better since the days when raucous female activists marched in the streets for equality and questioned traditional social mores...

Pollsters say otherwise. Things are out of kilter. And pretty dismal, according to a Harris Poll released Monday.

Eight out of 10 Americans, in fact, say, "Women today are treated with less chivalry than in the past."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; chivalry; consequenceofideas; feminazis; feminazism; feminism; gender; genderwars; liberalfascism; liberalism; media; moralabsolutes; politics; progressives; trends; women; womenslib
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1 posted on 08/17/2010 9:58:47 AM PDT by lakeprincess
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To: lakeprincess
they asked for it.

never happy, are they?

2 posted on 08/17/2010 10:00:10 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Gawd I love being an American.)
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To: lakeprincess

I wonder if the parents didn’t teach their sons better. I for one have taught my son to open doors for women, give up seats for women, elderly, and disabled... I guess it is all about “me” anymore. Just a thought


3 posted on 08/17/2010 10:00:51 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: lakeprincess

IT’s
Their
Own
Damned
fault.

Be careful what you ask for - you may get it.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 10:01:17 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: lakeprincess

Maybe because women don’t act very lady-like anymore?


5 posted on 08/17/2010 10:01:28 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: lakeprincess

YA think. Hey Libbers you wanted it you got it. Sooooooooooo shut up. Oh ya, all the burn the bra crowd, How you like the sagging boobs.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 10:02:19 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: lakeprincess

A generation of feminist-inspired crudity has made its mark. After a while even Sir Galahad himself would get tired of chivalrous treatment for women who work hard to be unworthy of it.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 10:02:34 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: roaddog727
I never asked for it. In fact, I have always said that I have no desire to be treated equal to a man, I want to be treated BETTER.
8 posted on 08/17/2010 10:03:48 AM PDT by kara37
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To: lakeprincess

I’ve opened doors for women who then gave me a nasty look. ?? Screw it.

This is why I’d never marry an American women — most are high maintenance, fat, and crazy. Most aren’t interested in having families either so at least they are a dying breed.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:33 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: lakeprincess

My ex sister in law is a hardcore feminazi. She is also the unhappiest woman I’ve ever known.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:43 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: McKayopectate
Maybe because women don’t act very lady-like anymore?

BINGO.
Chivalry is a two way street. If you behaved by certain cultural norms you were treated in a certain way. If you reject those cultural norms, you will be treated differently.
11 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:46 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: lakeprincess

Cracks me up at work when we get a lady in from corporate up north and she gets a taste of our southern manners. They really don’t know how to act.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:46 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: lakeprincess

My friend and his room mate lived in a building with some REAL feminist types... these girls wore ‘earth’ shoes, didn’t comb their hair, didn’t shave their legs, didn’t bathe...etc. Real hard core.

When the ‘ladies’ were moving in some new furniture, my friend and his buddy sat out on the porch drinking beer and watching. I loved it!!


13 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: lakeprincess

I still remove my hat when I enter an elevator and a lady’s present.

I think NOW created a stir just to get abortion on demand.

Disgusting.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 10:05:42 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: the invisib1e hand

We didn’t all ask for it. I suppose the rest of us are just collateral damage.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 10:06:46 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I didn’t ask for it. I’ve always loved the chivalry (and that’s coming from a woman with an engineering degree).


16 posted on 08/17/2010 10:07:36 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: lakeprincess

Hubby always holds a door for a lady, even though half the time he gets a dirty look.
A few have even snapped they they were capable of opening it themselves.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 10:07:38 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: momtothree

I taught my sons that also,and I think they still treat women like that. I have to say, living in TX and the southwest men are still more like that, but out here in S. FL, if I open a door for myself some little old (yes, the old ones here are the worst) will hurry thru without so much as a thank you. They must have been raised by wolves.


18 posted on 08/17/2010 10:08:09 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: lakeprincess

They made their bed.....and they can lay in it by themselves....


19 posted on 08/17/2010 10:08:35 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: lakeprincess

“Eight out of 10 Americans, in fact, say, ‘Women today are treated with less chivalry than in the past.’”

Perhaps if women acted like ladies, this would change.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 10:09:35 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: lakeprincess

The ‘less chivalry’ nonsense means fewer men with money for the golddigger crowd.

It’s not that men have become less polite but that the women seeking the men with Brad Pitt looks, Bill Gates money and the fashion sense of a gay man have grown out of proportion to the available men in the world.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 10:10:01 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: TigerClaws

Your brush is overly broad. I don’t know what other reasons there may be that you can’t find an American woman to suit you, but blaming an entire gender in one country sounds more like you don’t want to look very hard at yourself.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 10:10:24 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: kara37

Good for you.

I’m guessing you know how to conduct yourself. Like a lady.

Most women today have no clue about the power and influence they could hold over men - if they only acted decently and with respect.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 10:12:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: lakeprincess

They got equal treatment, now they complain about it. The grass was greener, but now not so much.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 10:12:19 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Dang,only two out of three!


25 posted on 08/17/2010 10:12:48 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: lakeprincess

I take the bus to work and if it’s standing room only, I’ll give up my seat for a lady that’s standing. I’m the only guy that does so though.


26 posted on 08/17/2010 10:13:56 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: lakeprincess

“Just 35 percent said women got equal pay for equal work.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
They don’t bet equal pay, they get HIGHER pay for equal work, they get equal pay for less work.


27 posted on 08/17/2010 10:14:05 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: momtothree

Does a Kagen merit a door opening for “it”?

Does a gentlman debase himself to offer manners to an uncouth female dog?

Does a gentlman open a door in order to offer the opportunity for a slap in the face?


28 posted on 08/17/2010 10:14:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lakeprincess

What normal people call chivalry they call sexual harassment.


29 posted on 08/17/2010 10:14:49 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: lakeprincess

You may thank men-hating leftist-liberals for this. You can also thank them for purposefully blurring the lines of roles in the family and in society.


30 posted on 08/17/2010 10:14:55 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: momtothree
In the early 70's I was out shopping with my Grandmother and I held a door open for a woman then stepped aside to let her pass first.

A woman, called me a "Pig" for my actions.

I do not recall if it was the woman that I held the door for but I do recall my Grandmother sending that woman into a rack a clothing.

What did I learn from this? Don't mess with my bimasaní

31 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:04 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: AirForceMom

Maybe because of my age, (old) I never forget to say *Thank you* when some gentleman opens a door for me...I love men, they can do all the stuff I cannot do....


32 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:29 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: lakeprincess
I think every one of us guys has at least one story, of when we were treated rudely when we opened a door for a woman, bent down to pick something up for them, or something. But a few rude people are not going to stop me from doing what I know is right.

What we need is a sly comment to use when it does happen. Like excuse me, I mistook you for a Lady.

33 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:43 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: lakeprincess

When my feminist sister got a flat tire and asked me to change it out it I told her that I would not, but I would supervise her doing it. It was fun ordering her feminist arse around but she did it, and learned an important new skill.


34 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:43 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: brytlea

“They must have been raised by wolves”.

I have also seen women flabbergasted if a man holds the door open or offers a seat. That being said, I have taught my daughters to expect to be treated like a lady. If not, then they are not worthy of their attention (I am hoping this message stays with them during their teens/early adulthood).


35 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:54 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: lakeprincess
Maybe it's just who you know. The men in my life are very chivalrous. Most strangers on the street are polite as well.
36 posted on 08/17/2010 10:16:13 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Wow. Bears Repeating.

What normal people call chivalry they call sexual harassment.


37 posted on 08/17/2010 10:16:22 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: All

Yep, to a degree, it is their own damn fault, HOWEVER: no way in Hell I don’t open the door for a lady.
No way in Hell I don’t offer to help a lady lift something heavy. No way in Hell...etc....
My kin didn’t teach me to say “thank you” in expectation of a return, they taught me to say “thank you” because it’s the right thing to do.


38 posted on 08/17/2010 10:16:46 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: lakeprincess
"Chivalry" is nothing more than respect for women, and respect has to be earned.

Those who long for the age of chivalry to return sat silent as their gender counterparts, i.e. the Feminazis huffed and puffed and tried to turn feminism into "civil rights II" demanding Special Rights...not just equal rights.

My philosophy is, you act civil, I treat you civil, you act otherwise, I treat you otherwise".
39 posted on 08/17/2010 10:17:13 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: lakeprincess

Women are treated with less chivalry in east and west coast cities. Out in fly over country, it’s called manners and common decency.


40 posted on 08/17/2010 10:17:42 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: lakeprincess

Interesting. But I’m always treated with chivalry. Must be in part the way I dress and speak. Even when I’m a filthy mess from working in the stable, I smile and speak nicely and say please and thank you, and men always open the door for me, let me go first, smile back, and offer to help.


41 posted on 08/17/2010 10:18:25 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: longtermmemmory

Yes, yes, and yes.

Who I open the door for doesn’t matter.


42 posted on 08/17/2010 10:19:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: The G Man

“I’ll give up my seat for a lady that’s standing”

You, sir, are a gentleman. To the men who don’t... gentlemen are hot.


43 posted on 08/17/2010 10:19:36 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: the invisib1e hand

It’s just what they asked for, BUT NOT WHAT THEY WANT!


44 posted on 08/17/2010 10:19:42 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

You forgot to mention Brad with Bill’s money and gayboy’s fashion sense should also dance like Fred Astaire, or whoever it is now.


45 posted on 08/17/2010 10:20:31 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: All

My husband will open doors for women, elderly, disabled, etc. That’s the way he is, a nice person. His mom is very courteous and his dad was, too. It only takes a little courtesy like that- just a few seconds- to really brighten up someone’s day. It works! I know when a man opens a door for me (and you’d be surprised at how many men- usually younger ones- DON’T open doors for anybody!) I always smile and say thank you, and they LOVE it. I think , even with the feminist movement taken out of it, it’s just good manners. People seem to have less and less manners it seems.


46 posted on 08/17/2010 10:21:40 AM PDT by ThePatrioticArtist (It's not the painting itself, but the message it sends that's important.)
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To: lakeprincess

You forgot to post a knee jerk broad brush stereotype alert. The”they”s and “them”s are flying all over the place. Shallow is as shallow does. Ps to the inexperienced guy above, no matter how many bras you wear, all real boobs sag eventually just like some stuff on men but I don’t hold it against them. Sarah palin feminists rock. They know how to be ladies but they don’t take any crap.


47 posted on 08/17/2010 10:21:53 AM PDT by NYpeanut (I can't look away)
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To: Texas resident

I saw a PBS Frontline episode on The Womens’ Movement. They concluded that it was actually the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement. It was all Lesbian Leadership that got impressionable young girls to go along with their empowerment mantra. “Who needs Men?” They asked. But the others didn’t know the full meaning.


48 posted on 08/17/2010 10:22:06 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lakeprincess

Anybody see that video of the couple at the baseball game and the man jumps out of the way of the foul ball and watches it hit his girlfriend?


49 posted on 08/17/2010 10:24:06 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: lakeprincess

In our culture, women are now “bitches and hoes”.

Sleeping around is no longer taboo for women, so naturally the younger generation of men take full advantage of that and view women as sex objects.

Girls are shamed in school if they are “prude”.

Very sad times.


50 posted on 08/17/2010 10:24:19 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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