Allow me to provide a quick disclaimer for any men who are about to read this fuming post: it’s about you (and in “you” I mean men, not “you” personally). By no means do I mean to generalize each and every single one of “you” into one giant category, I know you are not all like this, but for the purposes of being critically pissed and having the opportunity to vent about it – don’t mind if I do.
What happened to chivalry? Don’t recognize that word – well that’s exactly my point. Chivalry: the days of gentlemen, of opening doors for women (for anyone for that matter), being respectful toward woman, and having more than “swag.” That is fantastic that you have memorized a series of women-belong-in-the-kitchen jokes, but have yet to memorize your student identification number. It is also fantastic that you consider yourself to have “swag”, but tell me, in all honesty, where that will get you in life? Having “swag” won’t pay your future bills, it won’t earn you the trust of future employers, and you most-certainly can’t list it on your future resume (and if for some God-forsaken reason you do, may you be publically humiliated for it). So tell me again, what does having “swag” do for a man that being chivalrous doesn’t? From now on consider SWAG to mean: she-wants-a-gentleman.