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Chivalry is not about opening doors, but protecting society's most vulnerable from attack
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Chivalry originally referred to the medieval knight’s code of honor but today references a range of – usually male – behaviors, from courtesy to overprotectivenes Some see it as the mindset of elite warriors, glorifying violence and demeaning women. Others see it as necessary and desirable to protec
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  • Chivalry originally referred to the medieval knight’s code of honor but today references a range of – usually male – behaviors, from courtesy to overprotectivenes
  • Some see it as the mindset of elite warriors, glorifying violence and demeaning women. Others see it as necessary and desirable to protect groups under attack.
  • estern chivalry rapidly became a liberating force for both men and women as knights intervened to protect civilians.
  • ust as toxic masculinity and aggressive misogyny persist, so does the original chivalric ideal of the warrior defending human life and freedom against tyranny and its thugs.
  • Inequities and prejudices have not disappeared since the days of King Arthur. I believe men and women of today need the chivalric values of mercy, justice and humility more than ever before.

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