Final thougths on feminism vs. chivalry

7 Feb

Mislabeled is a relatively new blog. We are still figuring out the nooks and crannies of who we are and how we blog.

But if there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that feminists are not all alike; ditto strong women in general. We all have different ideas about feminism, how it can be discussed, and what it means for our daily lives.

It is in that spirit that we were thrilled to post Kendra’s thoughts on chivalry. I speak from personal experience when I say that Kendra is a strong and smart woman. I value her opinion, and I am glad to give her a platform, even while I personally do not agree with everything her post says.

Still, we wanted to be able to post an opposing view to further flush out some thoughts on chivalry. Enjoy.

This post is brought to you by Rachel.

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One Response to “Final thougths on feminism vs. chivalry”

  1. Barry July 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Chivalry and feminism are mutually exclusive. The only behavior that is compatible with feminism is treating men and women equally, not considering sex or gender as part of whether you open a door, walk on the street side, pay for a meal, fix a flat, kill a spider, or anything else that may be considered chivalrous. If you wouldn’t do it for a man, don’t do it for a feminist. She may not object due to politeness, but she should.

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