Step it Up, Men!
the following post might need to be read with a extra little grace.
I don’t know about you but more and more it seems to me that there are less real men around. You know, the kind who were brought up right.
Taught “ladies first.”
Taught to open doors.
Taught to lead by example.
Taught to offer their jacket when its cold.
Taught to help a lady when she’s carrying a lot of stuff.
Taught to stick around at the end of the day so a lady isn’t left alone.
Taught to not spit, swear or fart in front of a lady.
I just threw that last one in there for good measure.
In all seriousness, I’ve actually been observing this and sadly, I see the lack of this kind of man in the Church more than almost anywhere else. Whether it is a room set-up and a lady is left doing the heavy-lifting… or simply not opening a door on Sunday morning (and yes, even at Catalyst)–I fear its turning into an “every woman for herself” type of culture.
A culture where men are either not paying attention or they just don’t care.
And as a single woman, this is all the more disheartening.
So, I’m curious.
Have women swung so far down the pendulum as strong & independent that we’ve killed off chivalry or are men just not who they used to be?