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Our Republic Depends on the Revival of Honor

Salem5 Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 10:22 AM
To finish my comment having reached my word limit on previous post...... Most boys have no dad role model teaching them how to be gentlemen. Being raised by others not the kid's parents means the kids are devoid socialization skills. Bottom line, parents aren't there to instill those values in their kids. Finally, ladylike and gentlemanly behavior has thus become devalued societally. Open a door for a female in the 1970's and it was "I can open my own doors, you're sexist." What incentive is there, thus, for men to be gentlemanly if the behavior is disdained by women?
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 7:23 PM
Had the misfortune of taking a Psychology of Women class in college. As you can imagine it had nothing to do with female psychology. It was just a class filled with feminist propaganda. I remember we had to read an article and the author said that holding a door open for a woman was like rape. A little good news is that most people in class, including women, balked at that notion.
jmg11 Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 1:12 PM
May I suggest you be a gentleman whenever the opportunity comes up?

These days everyone who sees you will be surprised. The ladies will appreciate it. Perhaps even more important, the kids will learn something from seeing you behave with class.

As for women who are not ladies, well, these unfortunates will not improve any time soon. Their problems are a lot bigger than the trauma of having a door opened by a man. Leave them to stew for a time. Whaddaya care what they think, anyway?

Seawolf Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 11:09 AM
Absolutely spot on..My dad taught me to remove my hat in an elevator and hold chairs and doors for ladies etc. I once had some female tell me "i can open my own effing door" I slammed it and asked if she kissed her mother with that mouth.
No sense of values or propriety because class is something they never aspired to in the first place.

An excerpt from Ladies and Gentlemen: Why the Survival of Our Republic Depends on the Revival of Honor, by Dr. Gina Loudon and Dr. Dathan Paterno.

Lady and gentleman are somewhat familiar terms, for sure. We hear them from magicians and carnival emcees. Billboard advertising manipulates those words into a twisted description of strip clubs. We sometimes view examples of them on quaint Hallmark films. Our children even study literary characters with these names (e.g., Lady Macbeth).

But rarely do we hear the terms used to teach or uphold virtues. When was the last time you heard a parent say...

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