I was enjoying discussing the matter in the " "Don't Tread On Me, but Imma Tread on Your Head" say Rand Paul Supporters" thread, and so here's a new thread so the discussion may continue, as that thread has been closed. Spoiler the debate : [In short, Traitorfish argues that chivalry has no more of a place in modern society than any other form of misogyny, whereas I argue that it is a necessary way to prevent people who would otherwise be misogynists from acting in a violent fashion on account of being misogynists at heart.] Anyway, I think it's an interesting question: do notions of chivalry have any use whatsoever in the modern world? Is chivalry preferable to non-chivalric misogyny? If people weren't chivalric but were still misogynist, would the world be a worse place?