Chivalry is the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, justice, and a readiness to help the weak according to dictionary.com. The person who said chivalry is dead was obviously not in our school. Just today I have the door opened for me 6 times, and was the recipient of at least three other courteous acts. Some times I think that guys do not get enough recognition for the nice things they do; with feminism taking the world by storm there seems to be little room left for kind acts towards women.
I recently heard that some women find the whole concept of chivalry insulting; one person said chivalry implied that women are weak and are in need of special treatment. Although, to be truthful, I think that we do need that special recognition; it is a sign of respect, and sets people with great manners apart from people with good manners. A simple nod of recognition, a door being held open, or if you really want to be cheesy you can give her your coat when she is cold, and this keeps women from becoming an object. Overall, I’d like to say thank you. Thank you to all of the very kind guys at my school, and to all those who are keeping chivalry alive, your actions do not go unnoticed.