Skip to comments.Poll: Women Treated with Less Chivalry
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."
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never happy, are they?
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
Be careful what you ask for - you may get it.
Maybe because women don’t act very lady-like anymore?
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.
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.
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.
My ex sister in law is a hardcore feminazi. She is also the unhappiest woman I’ve ever known.
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.
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!!
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.
We didn’t all ask for it. I suppose the rest of us are just collateral damage.
I didn’t ask for it. I’ve always loved the chivalry (and that’s coming from a woman with an engineering degree).
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.
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.
They made their bed.....and they can lay in it by themselves....
“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.
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.
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.
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.
They got equal treatment, now they complain about it. The grass was greener, but now not so much.
Dang,only two out of three!
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.
“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.
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?
What normal people call chivalry they call sexual harassment.
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.
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
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....
What we need is a sly comment to use when it does happen. Like excuse me, I mistook you for a Lady.
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.
“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).
Wow. Bears Repeating.
What normal people call chivalry they call sexual harassment.
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.
Women are treated with less chivalry in east and west coast cities. Out in fly over country, it’s called manners and common decency.
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.
Yes, yes, and yes.
Who I open the door for doesn’t matter.
“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.
It’s just what they asked for, BUT NOT WHAT THEY WANT!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.