Well, if any man should sacrifice himself for any woman if conditions would arise that would not permit for everyone to survive, it follows that the
only reason non-adult males are lumped in together in the same group with females and given the privilege to live is so that they can sacrifice
themselves for females later in their lives if circumstances would again become dramatic.
So, the rule is not really ''Women and children first'', but ''Females first.'' This was no doubt cleaned up in this manner to hide its
As some have pointed out this ''rule'' was devised and enforced because the reason for its existence was grounded in biology.
There most certainly isn't a reason for it to be enforced at present. Given the current state of the world's population, unless the females
threatened by imminent demise possess some kryptonian genes that desperately need to be passed on, there's no value in giving them preference over
males because of their gender. And any rational person would agree that women are not naturally
more virtuous than men, so more deserving of
Regarding chivalry, I think it would be the decent thing to do to, say, give up your seat on a bus to a woman if she were advanced in age and visibly
tired, just as it would be the decent thing to do to offer your seat to a tired old man. Or to extend the same offer to a person with a visible
handicap, regardless if that person is male or female.
Now, to expect a man to suffer un-comfort to ease the existence of a woman who suffers from no apparent handicap just because of her gender is
As someone has pointed out already, in the USA, more (most?) people expecting this idiotic behavior from men tend to be from the South. I think it's
interesting that most on the innovations in technology, medicine, etc. have come from the North-eastern and Western United States, were these views
are less prevalent.
Just one more matter to discuss...
Originally posted by calstorm
They way I see it, Men who do this or even the men who make it a point to open doors for women, are the least likely to be wife or child beaters. Men
who just don't care are more capable of doing so. Not say that they are, just that it's more likely.
I'm curious of why you stopped at that? I'm sure you could have thought up more gruesome things that you think these guys are capable of...