A friend of mine whose mother died recently was going through her parents’ memorabilia and unearthed a Western Union telegram from 1954 that her father sent her mother just before they married. Here’s what it said:

Darling, I shall be waiting for you at eight. With a lifetime of expectancy. My heart will be coming with you down the aisle. May God be with us tonight as we pray we will always be with Him. Thank you for becoming my wife. My love forever yours, Henry

Several days after I’d read this note, I came across this miserable tripe on Facebook: “Chivalry is harmful to both men and women,” relays the woman in the video. “because it reinforces this idea that women need to be helped or saved by a stronger man. And it takes away a woman’s agency.”

The video is part of an “Unpopular Opinion” series on Facebook, a concept that in theory I’d support. But there’s nothing unpopular about a video that sells the same tired message feminists have sold for years and subsequently became the status quo: that men and women are “equal” and should therefore be treated the same.

Women can open their own doors, pull out their own chairs and take care of themselves, women have argued for years. “I’m strong enough to do all these things,” notes the woman in the video, who identifies herself as Emily Panic, as she flexes her arm muscles to viewers.

“And what’s the deal with guys giving up their seats on the subway?” she adds. “If you do give me your seat, and I take it, I don’t have to talk to you. Please don’t talk to me, okay? I got like 20 podcasts loaded on my iPod that I would rather listen to than you. That’s not meant to be mean. I just don’t want to talk to you.”

The stark contrast of the Western Union telegram and this video depicting modern gender relations speaks volumes.

If there’s one common theme in the media today about the relationship between women and men, it’s the claim that there are no good (read: marriageable) men left. Well, gee, I wonder why that is?

It’s clear as day why that is. The relentless message from women and society that men have nothing special to offer—that not only is their income unnecessary, so is their chivalrous behavior—has built a wall between the sexes the size of Mount Everest.

Funny thing, though, the equality meme hasn’t translated to women paying for their own dinner or asking men to marry them. Why is that? Could it be that deep down, women know something’s lost when men and women are viewed as the same? Could it be there was something special about men being men and women being women?

In the days when men were chivalrous, women held a different kind of power than they do today. Feminine power is far more potent than the power a woman gleans in the marketplace. But women don’t access it. And they reject masculinity as well. Today’s universities are in fact offering programs specifically designed to quash male nature.

And still women wonder why there are no more Henrys. Mature, respectful, marriage-minded men like him have vanished. Can we blame them?

Fortunately, as I wrote back in 2012, women have the power to turn it all around—because they are the relationship navigators. Men only changed because women did. That’s because men are born to please women. Modern women don’t know this, for they’ve been conditioned to think of men as oppressors. But it’s true.

Any woman who wants what Henry and his wife had—and who wouldn’t?—can have it. It will take time because women have made a real mess of things. Nevertheless, they can begin by rejecting the narrative in this video. Instead, embrace chivalry. Praise chivalry. Praise men, for God’s sake!

And then watch what happens.

via Fox News

3 Comments to: Chivalry Is Dead Because Women Killed It

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    Mark Malcolm

    May 18th, 2018

    I will continue to treat a “lady” like a lady. However, if you, as a woman, demonstrate you are something other than a lady, why I’m happy to treat you as whatever lower-level position you’ve assumed. I would like to note that I still think you should aspire to the top rung of the ladder, which is a lady. Women, do not sell yourself short. Do not aspire to be less than God intended you to be. Step into the mantle of Lady and you will discover far more “agency” than any blue hair-dye, rudely behaved woman will ever know.

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    July 17th, 2019

    I love this article and I appreciate your thoughts on this. The only part I disagree with is the idea that women are the only ones who can fix this — women don’t know what they’ve been missing until they meet a man who shows them what a strong, complementary partnership looks like. We can, and must, do our part to fix this by being good, unapologetic, masculine men.

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    February 20th, 2020

    This is a great article because seriously women really dont deserve to be given more and more and more. They have basically have taken more and keep demanding more and treating men like crap. Instead of being more femine, women are choosing to become more and more like men—and hollywood and advertising realm is empowering it. Read about how the bible frames this problem by reading insights by the King of Persia in the story or Esther, chapter 1–its very amazing story for our own egalitarian/feminine times. What is very interesting is how the advertising and marketing complex have taken feminism to a new levels every month. Tell me how many women are being put in positions of authority and power over men in movies, or carrying weapons—I dare say most. How many movies showcase women now as super action heros—a lot. I was noting during the superbowl how many ads are female lead driven—most—and the converse, how the advertising media makes men look stupid–it is quite staggering. As the society and culture continues to turn their backs on God and his laws, everything will become inverted from what should be normal and common sense. The bridge is out and the train just passed the last sign but the engineer is not paying attention…


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