Tuesday, November 03, 2009

What happened to Chivalry?

When I ride the train every once in a while a seat becomes available. I generally look for a woman in need or a child before I sit. However I've been noticing lately that the tried and true practice of giving up ones seat for a pregnant woman 1. doesn't happen as often as it should and 2. only involves a man and woman. Do women have no sense of respect for their sisters? I've seen a woman look right up at a visibly pregnant woman and keep on siting. Not even checking to see if said pregnant woman would like a seat. This leads me to my next question. Why are we as men giving up seats to women when they won't even do it for themselves? WTF MATE?

Has it always been that some women just expect respect and courtesy but not to give said courtesy? I will continue in my crusade to give up a seat to the common lady (especially if she's cute) but it's not easy. It's not easy seeing these women sit and ignore a pregnant woman on her feet. Is it the idea that she has to deal with HER pregnancy on her own? I don't get it, but maybe you do.

I need some feedback people.


  1. Anonymous11:16 AM

    My gut reaction is that it's not about chivalry or sisterhood, but it's about both men and women of this fair burg practicing the all-encompassing principle of "I got mine, you get yours."

  2. jenn murayama9:42 PM

    well, i think that in addition to the disturbing phenomenon, there is the fact that everyone is so engrossed in their book and their music on the train that people are so much less aware of their surroundings. and don't get me started on the lack of respect for the elderly in our culture!! let grandpa and grandma get seat too! sheesh!!

  3. I find people are just in a sorry state period. People mostly have this attitude of you mind your business and I'll mind mine. Some people are just downright cruel and don't care about anybody but themselves. Let them need something though, then all of a sudden, the world owes 'em something. It's sad...sad business this lack of compassion and empathy in some folks. =0( It would be cool if people remembered that their deeds here on earth stay with them in the hereafter.