I agree that chivalry is pretty stupid. It is offensive as it is always framed in terms of what men do for women, which simultaneously implies that women have nothing to offer and overlooks people (not just women) who actually need help. Everyone has their weaknesses and strengths. From each, according to his/her ability; to each, according to his/her need. I will help people who actually need my help. That may mean giving up my seat to a man who just finished getting chemo therapy and is on the bus going home.
Originally Posted by Cado
To be frank, this is a good thing. The whole idea of "bad words" is pretty stupid to begin with, and while it might be considered rude to step in front of an elderly woman or what have you on a bus that's just general disrespectful behavior which isn't inherently gender charged. Busting in front of anyone is a dick move, and if someone isn't busting in front of someone else then there's no reason they should have to cede their spot unless it's a genuine act of kindness. Equality means getting the same treatment regardless of which set of genitals you have and while it can be argued the standard of behavior should be bettered for everyone I don't think the death of chivalry in the classic sense is hurting anybody.