As technology advances and women continue to roar with independence, it is only inevitable that age-old constructs meant to extend special privilege to one sex would fall apart in lieu of gender equality. Yes girls I am talking about that wonderful “chivalry” that you scream about being dead.
The irony with chivalry is that in a perfect world it would extend to both sexes, but it hasn’t. When you want men to open doors, walk on the more dangerous part of the sidewalk, and pull out your chair then you should probably extend some courtesy too.
You Are Not The Women of The 80’s and 90’s
What has happened for so long that women got used to it, is that men would push, beg, and do whatever it takes to garner their interest. Now when younger, desirable men learn their worth, have accepted that women are on an open playing field, and know that they no longer have to try hard… well guess what? They begin to do things to cut out the users, and abusers.
In the past it was very easy for a woman to go out to a Night Club, strut her stuff and score free drinks (some still can). It was not uncommon to see men competing for her phone number in order to call her and promote themselves in order to possibly get a date (again, some men still do this).
As boys we would give girls our money – since Uncles would tell us that’s what men did for their women. We would be over-protective, delicate, anything it took to keep her around, but the modern age has shown us that this is deemed condescending. So what’s a man to do when he realizes that it’s an even playing field? Well he normalizes his behavior and find shortcuts… that is what he does.
Technology Is a Man’s Best Friend
In this age of smart phones, social media, and the mighty Google, men have absolutely no need to chase women like they did when I was a young man. We can just follow you on Twitter or befriend you on Facebook to poke at you later whenever it’s date night. There’s texting which can be done at the job, at a red light, or whenever we feel like it.
Hell, I look back at some of the privileged, terrible women I have dated and wished there was a texting period where I could have weeded them out, or at least went Dutch on dates so that they could bore me in an inexpensive way! Guys nowadays have it made!
So whenever I see these articles popping up on the internet from women wanting to be courted in the way their mothers and grandmothers were, it makes me realize that they are out of touch. For every woman who likes the extra things a man does there is another screaming “don’t patronize me!” and it has lead to nothing but frustration.
I would say that on a grand scale the misandry of bitter women, the neutralizing of the genders, and ultimately technology has shown us that courtship is no longer wanted or needed. So women of a former age, you had better get used to texting, and if you like the guy, be sure to keep it interesting. Female privilege on the dating front is in its death throes and no matter how much want it back, it is not going to reverse itself.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.