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Don't You Dare Open a Door for Me!

David_of_us Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 6:58 AM
I know one thing, I won't ignore my manners around decent women because of the tirades of some numbskull like Smith. It really must be awfull to be this unhappy with life.

Chivalry is back in the news. The always-alert Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute draws our attention to an item in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. A new study on what the authors are pleased to call "benevolent sexism" (which, as Murray translates, seems to mean gentlemanly behavior) found that both women and men are happier when men behave like gentlemen.

This being a sociological publication, though, the findings are not written in English, but rather in academic argot. It's full of sentences like this: "A structural equation model revealed that benevolent sexism was positively associated with diffuse...

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