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Is the age of chivalry dead?

Women in Cumbria say chivalry is alive and well and they welcome it.

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why should we help,they wanted equal rights,lady s in industry exspecially delivery drivers who deliver packages and expect the idiot men to lift it out of there vehicles. dont think so.

Posted by robert 3 on 21 January 2013 at 19:06

Well i would like to personaly thank all the gentlemen still out ther as i am a lady and like to be treated like one.a simple thankyou is all that is needed .

Posted by anna on 20 January 2013 at 19:27

No Chivalry is not dead just so sick of being battered with abuse every time a door is held or a seat surrendered if the recipient of the act is a certain type of female who think that there is an insult being offered.

Posted by Bolverk on 18 January 2013 at 23:53

Women wanted equality and that's what they've got. If they want to do things for themselves then they can't expect chivalry as well.

Posted by Brian on 18 January 2013 at 17:14

I'm not old school or anything, and I'll hold doors open and give precedence to any women without a second thought, but in this day and age isn't it time they learned to open their own doors.
After all, equality is all about everyone being equal and if women want the same rates of pay, the same terms and conditions, the right to vote, the same respect, they'll just have to pull their weight when it comes to opening doors and seating on buses.
Women - try getting jobs as builders and labourers, HGV drivers, window cleaners, managers, professionals, team leaders etc etc. and less yattering about "her down the road" all the time and you'll get far.

Posted by Derek on 17 January 2013 at 15:31

I find this all rather sad.I like to think i'm well mannered,I would gladly give up my seat/open doors etc,for a woman or elderly person but now it is in the back of my mind that if i did this,would they think I was being patronising.That said it still won't stop me doing this as I actually think it's nice to be nice.

Posted by David B on 16 January 2013 at 13:02

I don't expect to be treated better than a man. Mutual respect is what is needed. I hold doors open for people following me in and out of shops, anything else would be downright rude. As a fit and healthy adult I wouldn't expect anyone to give up a seat for me, but for a heavily pregnant woman or elderly person of either sex that's different. A little common sense and good manners would go a long way to making life more pleasant for everyone.

Posted by Lyn on 16 January 2013 at 11:26

If chivalry means treating a woman better than you would treat a man then I hope it is dead.

You shouldn't be obliged to treat a woman any better than anyone else, it shouldn't be expected by a woman - it should be down to the man's own discretion.

It's like being obliged to give someone a gift for their birthday - they shouldn't expect it, it should be the giver's choice - at least that then means that the giver actually wanted to give a gift and didn't feel pressured into it.

Posted by M. Grayling on 16 January 2013 at 02:31

Older people, the generation that came after the second world war are easily the most selfish of recent times. Everything they have done as poisoned the future for the generation that followed and their children. The generation who had it all, and paid for it from their yet to be born grand children's taxes.
Ironically of course, this vile, selfish, repugnant generation was preceded by a group of people who gave up so much, for us all to have the freedoms and prosperity we currently have.

Posted by Jim on 15 January 2013 at 18:11

In my aging chivalry experience I'll try and leave open heavy shop doors with my left arm rather than my tennis elbow injury arm which so ached all over again after a recent endeavour of my pre-christmas hate/kindness on my part which was looked at as said with suspicion. I had childlike eyes almost with tears, as the full weight of the sprung door pressed home. What I was doing was obviously not appreciated...... Next time having been caught with no appreciation I'll likely have to let it slam closed into almost someone's face if opening with such a RSi on my right arm and caught in same degree of consideration towards others.

Victorian Chivalry in Carlisle? 'Thank You' seems so difficult now.

Perhaps I'll try my back towards holding such heavy safe type doors, or foot aptly placed (No, I would'nt....) maybe my fell walking stick next time for a friendly gesture but for now, I myself now avoid such banks and shops with such unfriendly doors... Customers? Disabled? PRESS HERE! Automatic (electric) opening doors being now much appreciated but for wrongly thinking some very clean types of glass doors are self-opening with .... they're not, ouch! What are you pressing that button for you seem alright! Blue Badge holder - Nope!

Posted by Royl on 15 January 2013 at 17:15

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