Society wrings its collective hands about the loss of chivalry, but chivalry is far indeed from finished.
Is Valentine’s a gynocentric farce or is it a necessary way for men to practice chivalry toward women? Marc Rudov debates the question with feminist Tanya Acker. Guess whose side we’re on?
The sex-relations model of gynocentric culture sees men placing their lives in the service of women, and despite occasional hand-wringing about a decline in chivalric service to women, the practice appears to be alive and well. Peter Wright offers some historical background on the origins of male servitude.