Just curious. I see a lot of men on GAG forcing these viewpoints down on other men and not let them live their lives freely with their own independent beliefs. These same men tend to attack other men who don't subscribe to their traditional gender role values philosophy. I usually just tell them directly to fuck off if they can't handle other men not having the same viewpoint or possessing the "protective alpha male" instinct as them.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't have any ill-feelings toward people who still believe traditional gender values. They can believe whatever they want and live their family lives however they want. However, it does irritate the shit out of me when some of these traditional people (especially the men) try to preach their "protective alpha male" and "women are valuable treasures that should never be disrespected" bullshit on me and then get butthurt when I don't subscribe to their philosphies.
Would you look down upon men for not being traditional or putting women on pedestals?
Most Helpful Girl
It shouldn't be forced. It should be a choice. I act like a lady and treat a guy like my king so I prefer a more traditional guy who will be a gentleman and that's the type i tend to go for but not everybody has to be that way. Oh and nobody should put anyone on a pedestal.1
Most Helpful Guy
If it was forced then it would be no different from slavery. I think the whole point that people admire is just doing something for someone else with nothing to gain. If they do it because they are afraid of being punished for not doing it then it kind of takes away the whole admirable part of doing it in the first place. I think we should stop saying chivalry because that does apply specifically to just guys and just incorporate chivalrous acts into manners that everyone should be courteous to do for all those around them.2