Friday, April 15, 2011

Giving Away The Secret

Over at Yahoo!, Janelle Harris blames women for the death of chivalry. After watching a man push his girlfriend aside to get through a restaurant door first, she goes off on a rant about how women should expect more of men. She gives the whole thing away in her final paragraph.
In a way, it’s like doing my part to remind guys — or teach them if they never knew it in the first place (shame on their mamas, by the way) — that some women expect a higher standard of treatment. It’s not being bourgie or bitchy or snotty or snobby. It’s called being a lady.
Notice who was supposed to do the teaching in the family. Mama. Dad doesn't show up in the picture at all. Sorry, honey, chivalry was the first casualty of the sexual revolution. Men get what they want and aren't expected to do a darn thing. That's just the way it is.

Now stop complaining and go sit down on the couch. There's a good rerun of Sex and the City on the TV.

Waiting for something like this. girls? Good luck with that.


Anonymous said...

I had a woman snap at me for holding a door for her..."I'm perfectly capable of doing it myself...."

Didn't learn, still do it for others...if they seem reasonable.

Jeff Burton said...

It’s not being bourgie or bitchy or snotty or snobby

So many tensions and contradictions wrapped up in one head.

tim eisele said...

I hold the door open for everybody, not just the ladies. And lots of people of both sexes hold doors for me. It's common courtesy. What you give will return to you, and all that. I don't really see where "chivalry" enters into it.

Foxfier said...

Heh, the last time someone held the door for me when I wasn't holding a baby was at the gun shop last week....

Of course, most of the places I go have automatic doors, and the few times we go out to eat I get Elf to carry our daughter to give my back a break so I hold the door!

K T Cat said...

Jeff, just thinking about what she means by "bourgie" makes my head spin.