It seems to be that Chivalry means indirectly putting women on pedestals along with being a socially mandatory for men to do it, in order to be "real men".
- Pampering women with special treatment because they have a vagina.Vote A
- Common courtesy for not only women but for everyone.Vote B
- OthersVote C
Most Helpful Girl
I think it just means being nice to someone and being considerate of their happiness, safety, and/or comfort. I'm chivalrous to my boyfriend though I feel like the term only applies to men being courteous of women for some reason lol. Being nice to someone doesn't mean putting them on a pedestal, it just a way of showing that you care about them.0
Most Helpful Guy
Only one time in the entire code of Chivalry does it reference the respect of women: his own. Then all other ladies follow after in a state of respect. Chivalry today, by many, is viewed as an extra courtesy to women. In fact, Chilvalry is mostly based on how you treat everyone. But the aspects in which women are to be respected are based around the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. This is where the origins of Chivalry came about in how Jesus treated his mother, even ensuring her care after his death. So when people talk about Chivalry, I like to think how I would treat my own mother: with the utmost respect. This is how we should be treating women in general considering how many guys out there so easily disrespect women. I find no shame in wanting to treat women with the respect they deserve. No, this does not mean putting them above others or glorifying (excusing) any of their wrong doings, which some people try to do. Respect for all people, with a high admiration to women, that they are our mothers, they are our sisters, they are our daughters. And we treat them with respect, as God treats us with respect.0