Emily Esfahani Smith
calls for a return to chivalry
because, she argues, feminists have upended the rules so thoroughly that there are now few civilizing constraints on the behaviour of men that boorish behaviour is on the rise. But Peter Glick
argues that chivalry is simply a form of "benevolent sexism"
, that perpetuates outdated ideas that women are weaker, but also more pure and moral than men.