Chivalry is, at base, the othering of women. So is much of Christianity, and many other religions as well. When one group is treated differently from the dominant group, with a different set of rules and expectations, there is a breakdown in empathy. It becomes harder for the dominant group to imagine that the othered group also bleeds when you cut them.Chivalry is also the othering of cads and bounders. When, oh when, will the identity politics zanies catch on that affirming differences ought not be limited to cannibalism, clitorectomies, honor killings, and the rest of the deficiencies in customs and life-management skills that keep the poor poor and the irresponsible behaving irresponsibly?
Fortunately, commenters at the post give Ms O'Doherty sufficient, and deserved, stick.