Chivalry is dead.
It’s one of those phrases we ladies like to use often. I have to say it peaked during my college years.
In high school, we don’t really think much about chivalry. We just go through life with the assumption that most of the
men boys around us are immature and need to grow up a bit. College is when we think they will grow up, and when that doesn’t happen, we bemoan the death of chivalry and give up on the entirety of the male species.
I posted an article to the Facebook page a couple weeks ago that was well-received by many of you. That piece by Anne Marie Miller, was a beautiful call to stop acting like all men are boys, and instead encourage them to be men. Her closing statement:
“May we all take on that countenance with the men in our lives: our fathers, our brothers, our husbands, our friends. May our thoughts, words and actions only build them up so they have one less voice telling them they’ll never be man enough.”
I encourage you to go read it, and the companion piece.
I want take that one step further and speak up for our brothers in Christ.
Ladies, we really have to stop acting like men are all just rapists-in-waiting who haven’t had a chance to strike.