Chivalry has long been preached as a virtue. As a member of the male community, one has to be always courteous to women, not let them do heavy physical labour, carry their bags and wallets, give them seats in trains and buses, allow them to have their own queue at train station ticket counters, post offices, phone bill payment outlets, etc., and many other things. These are behaviours which every male is expected to exhibit. And many of us take pride in doing the same. Women too on the other hand likes chivalrous men – one who would open the door of a car for them, one who would pick a lady up and drop her back to her apartment after a date, one who frequently utters “ladies first”. I cannot help but ponder the reason behind this. Is it the age old patriarchy disguised in a form that would seem acceptable? Perhaps something to ponder.
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