- Yes chivalry is dead.
- Chivalry is not dead.
- chivalry has changed.
also to everyone who answers, thank you for taking the time to answer my question. its much appreciated.
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As a previous poster indicated, gender roles have changed.
Chivalry has evolved. Let's face it, it has its origins in a code of conduct for knights. Back when women didn't "work" and there were different expectations of the genders.
I have held a door for a woman at a store and had the woman scold me that she was perfectly capable of opening the door herself. Probably an ultra-feminist and she took it as an insult. However, for the most part, if you hold a door for ANYONE they thank you.
I have even had kids hold a door for me. So in that respect it isn't dead. It's a matter of manners that are imparted to children and how they grow up.
I always open a car door for a woman. I hold doors for strangers. I clean the snow off a girlfriend's car, etc. It's just how I was raised. It is second nature and not a burden or anything I think of as an extraordinary thing.