- Oct 2, 2009
It is sexist... But doesn't make it right.. I won't hit a woman so that makes me sexist <_< chivalry is dead because femnazis killed it.
Just making sure, it's very hard to tell sometimes.Generic Gamer said:It's so heavily sarcastic that I can practically taste it.Daystar Clarion said:
Someone slapped you for holding a door open for them?...Randy11517 said:I remember doing that at the mall once. The party of old people all thanked me and said stuff like "So nice to see young men like this isn't it howard?" and a women slapped me saying it was insulting to do such a thing.Daystar Clarion said:I agree. Chivalry isn't just directed towards women either, at least I don't think it is? I hold doors open for men and women, both young and old and it's amazing how many people don't thank me for it (not that I do it for the recognition).Imat said:Many say that chivalry is, itself, sexist, a statement which I, myself, reject outright.omicron1 said:I think this falls not under sexism, but chivalry. Racism/sexism/otherism tends to be applied to negative attitudes towards those deemed inferior, while positive attitudes/actions don't fall under the same label. If you're not hitting a girl because "it wouldn't be worth it" or similar, that might be sexism, but if you're not hitting a girl because you're trying to be nice - even if you're just trying to be nice to her because of her gender - it's not really sexist at all.
Chivalry in the Middle Ages may have been sexist as many claim, I really can't put myself in the mindset of an 1100's knight with nothing better to do than chase after women using the power of charm and subservience (to an extent), but I can say that I try to be what I believe to be "chivalrous" towards women, and not all of them appreciate it. Chivalry isn't about "protecting the weaker sex" or "helping women do things they couldn't possibly do on their own, because they're women," the objective is to help for the sake of being a gentleman, to do something which may not be in any way directly beneficial to yourself because you want to be a nice guy or a good person. Chivalry is not sexist, nor is it dead. There are simply noticeably fewer practitioners of this worthy art.
You do NOT want to know what happened last time i held an umbrella over the head of a woman in an expensive suit when it was pooring down rain...
Just for clarification, we're talking about sexism in the common (i.e. negative "bad thing") sense. That may or may not make a difference to the conversation, but that's where we're at.Firetaffer said:Yes, sexism is sexism, it causes us to think differently of another gender, therefore it's sexism. Whether this is 'good' or 'bad' is irrelevant to this argument.
Because it is usually ingrained into our psyche NOT to hit women regardless of what they did. My little sister was an evil harpy ***** that tried to hit me with a bat once and when i grabbed her arm to stop her my dad beat my ass with his belt for a solid 4 minutes while yelling " YOU DO NOT HIT GIRLS!" But my family is insane, my sisters and mother are she-harpy bitches from hell, and if i ever won an argument in that house it was because someone was behind them with a gun telling them to throw the fight. I have no issue with not hitting women until they take advantage of it. If they think its a win all defense in the real world they have another thing coming to them. Proof? My sister still behaves like this and her last boyfriend ended up with a knife to his throat when my dad caught him grabbing her arm ash she tried to punch him. She is a heartless conniving *****(not all women are thank you lord) but it shows some take it too far.Charley said:Added to a point I threw in earlier - mainly as a point for thought, because I don't expect many/any answers to this one;
If you've ever hit the guy who your girlfriend cheated on you with, did you hit her too? Why/why not? If the situation warranted punching him, and she was equally guilty...
Not a situation that's ever come up for me personally, but another curious one.