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Is Chivalry Sexist?

Is Teaching Children to Be Traditionally Chivalrous Sexist?

Chivalry hasn't died, but is teaching it (in the traditional form) to kids sexist? Eighty-seven percent of LilSugar mamas said they are raising their sons to be well-mannered men — the type who offer their jacket to their date or pull a chair out as she is seated at the table. In this modern world, should mothers also teach their daughters to extend the same niceties of holding the door and picking up a dinner tab since couples aren't always made up of a man and a woman? What's your opinion?

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lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
As a mom to 3 girls; :woohoo: to moms teaching their sons to be gentlemen. I'm doing my best to raise ladies.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
It's a bit of a tricky question. I would want my kids to be courteous to anyone. I'm a woman, and if I see someone going through a door right behind me, I hold it for them without even thinking about it. I think most things like that can be done by either gender, and with things like the man pulling out the chair for the lady.. well, in my opinion, that doesn't hurt anyone, not even a feminist. I have a friend who'll refuse to let a guy help her with her luggage on a plane, even though she's tiny and short. I think that's taking it a bit too far for instance. I would want my kids to be nice to others and accept courteous behavior without questioning it.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I teach my nieces and nephews to be kind and respectful of people in general. Whether that is holding the door open for them or being gracious and thanking people who help them.
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