Of Sexism In Chivalry Is Dead, Long Live Feminism?

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Going Back to the Basics Many people today listen to songs like Grandpa Tell Me ´Bout the Good Old Days by the Judds and dream of a time when life was simpler, when relationships were made a priority, and there was a social structure that wasn 't a minefield to navigate. In recent years, women in particular have started conversations about the boorishness of their dates and men in general. They long for the time when dating ment simple things like men bringing flowers or other such tokens of affection to the first date, coming to the door to pick them up, and taking the time to dress to impress. Kate Bailey wrote an article on this very thing titled Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again, in which she highlights some of the …show more content…
She explains about a group who recently created a video of a woman walking through New York for ten hours. During that time, they record as she endures more than 100 instances of ‘street harassment,’ including everything from whistling to men walking uncomfortably close to her. Contrary to popular opinion, Schaeffer asserts that instances like this are more complicated than simply a culture of sexism, as many write it off to be, and that radical views like those of extreme feminists are partly to blame. She hastily concedes the point that some guys are clearly jerks and are out to cause trouble. However, she then goes on to say that there are some serious side effects with politically correct terms that women promote like ¨gender equality¨, where men and women are supposed to be treated the same and therefore act the …show more content…
How hard could that be? Well, when he is second guessing whether or not he should open a door for her, one can gather it’s much harder than we women might expect. This is especially true when it comes time to pay for the check. A study done by Janet Lever found that women determine a lot over the “battle for the check”. A guy who pays for the check is deemed invested in the relationship and the act of courtesy isn 't likely to go unnoticed. A girl who offers to cover check is showing her independence, as well as displaying the fact that she isn 't looking for a “sugar daddie”. However, the study found that almost 50 percent of women that offered to pay were really upset if they actually had to cover the bill, calling the move for her purse the “wallet fake”. Similarly, the study found that women should pay for something by at least the third date if they want the relationship to continue. "How they decide to pay on a date can be a good signal of how they think men and women 's roles should work in the relationship," says Chapman University’s assistant professor of psychology David

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