MIT Media Lab research assistant and graduate student
Chilvalry or Chevalerie in french ? (cheval means horse). It is used only for courtesy today. Is this what you mean Sohan ?
Well, in this context, it means situational deference that is, as a matter of custom, shown towards mentally-sound able-bodied "ladies" as a token reward for their expected submission to men in all other situations.
So you are considered only if you accept to be submitted to men, that's it ??
Yes. You get your chair pulled out for you at dinner in return for having the rug pulled out from under you all your life.
Well, I would pull out my chair w/o the need of anybody. Why don't ladies do that/react ?
Mmm, I'm not that much in favor of such behavior. I mean, women are often asking for gender equality and, according to me, this kind of behavior is going exactly on the opposite direction. :)