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  • All it takes is a little consideration to recognize where the rules of chivalry and courtesy lead (both men and women) in the world of romance in 2014, without taking a side trip to the Victorian era.

    How To Be Chivalrous 101 (The 2014 Edition)

    All it takes is a little consideration to recognize where the rules of chivalry and courtesy lead (both men and women) in the world of romance in 2014, without taking a side trip to the Victorian era.

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  • No, this isn't an article about the zombie apocalypse and the code of chivalry. But with so many people proclaiming - frequently and definitively - the death of chivalry,  it does seem like talking about chivalry in real, practical terms is a bit like trying to resurrect the dead

    Chivalry Of The Walking Dead

    No, this isn't an article about the zombie apocalypse and the code of chivalry. But with so many people proclaiming - frequently and definitively - the death of chivalry, it does seem like talking about chivalry in real, practical terms is a bit like trying to resurrect the dead

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  • You can't put the brakes on chivalry, decency, and integrity just because you think no one's watching when you've got a chance to snatch up a quick, unearned buck. Abandoning your own sense of honor just isn't worth the price.

    The Drive Of Chivalry

    You can't put the brakes on chivalry, decency, and integrity just because you think no one's watching when you've got a chance to snatch up a quick, unearned buck. Abandoning your own sense of honor just isn't worth the price.

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  • Chivalry should be saved because it maintains a very respectable value system where people practice sincere gestures and random acts of kindness.

    Random Acts Of “Knight”ness

    Chivalry should be saved because it maintains a very respectable value system where people practice sincere gestures and random acts of kindness.

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  • I love that my husband still opens the car door for me. I love that he lets me order first and always holds the door open for me. I always thank him and I never see it as degrading.

    Courtesy And Acknowledgement

    I love that my husband still opens the car door for me. I love that he lets me order first and always holds the door open for me. I always thank him and I never see it as degrading.

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  • Anyone who thinks “chivalry is dead” hasn’t been paying much attention to the news. Plenty of examples of chivalry made headlines in 2009. This isn’t the kind of chivalry that […]

    Chivalry Awards Of 2009

    Anyone who thinks “chivalry is dead” hasn’t been paying much attention to the news. Plenty of examples of chivalry made headlines in 2009. This isn’t the kind of chivalry that […]

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  • Chivalry does not mean someone else has to accept your lack of basic manners — this is the fine line, and you may only have yourself to blame if you choose to cross it.

    Passing Chivalry

    Chivalry does not mean someone else has to accept your lack of basic manners — this is the fine line, and you may only have yourself to blame if you choose to cross it.

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  • Parents should use every opportunity to instill the values of honor, responsibility and chivalry in their children — and take every opportunity to look back and recall the lessons they learned at those “turning points” in the cycle of life

    Hunting For Chivalry

    Parents should use every opportunity to instill the values of honor, responsibility and chivalry in their children — and take every opportunity to look back and recall the lessons they learned at those “turning points” in the cycle of life

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  • The question has been recently raised on blogs and radio talk shows: Has <a href="/strength-civility">masculinity </a>been decreasing over the past 20 to 30 years? Do men today have a good grasp on what it means to be a man?

    Paying The Price

    The question has been recently raised on blogs and radio talk shows: Has masculinity been decreasing over the past 20 to 30 years? Do men today have a good grasp on what it means to be a man?

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  • Prejudice researchers use the term benevolent sexism to refer to forms of sexism that characterize women as extremely good. The benevolent sexist views women as bastions of purity who need to be protected, supported, and adored. Despite its overtly positive flavor, this idealization of women implies that women are weak, soft creatures that are best suited to traditional gender roles.

    Chivalry: The B.S. Debate – Part 1

    Prejudice researchers use the term benevolent sexism to refer to forms of sexism that characterize women as extremely good. The benevolent sexist views women as bastions of purity who need to be protected, supported, and adored. Despite its overtly positive flavor, this idealization of women implies that women are weak, soft creatures that are best suited to traditional gender roles.

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