When you hear the word chivalry, chances are you conjure up images of King Arthur and knights in shining armor coming to the aid of a damsel in distress.
The Code of Chivalry dates back to the Late Middle Ages. It emphasizes virtues like courage, honor, and service. It also came to connote images of courtly love.
Over the centuries, the chivalric ideal changed and today, it’s become synonymous with such (often rare) behaviors as a man holding a door open for a woman, walking a woman to her door, or offering his coat if a woman is cold.
Does chivalry still exist? Have today’s dating apps and hookup culture rendered it obsolete? If it does still exist, how does it play into modern romance? And isn’t chivalrous behavior something that can be exhibited by all people?
This week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Is chivalry dead on campus?”
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