Social Media Debate: Chivalry vs. Gender Equality

What can you say about this photo? Chivalry vs. gender equality

A viral photo is posted showing passengers inside the MRT train. A woman is standing and a row of men are seated all minding their own business and it seems not one of them thought of offering her a seat.

In a chivalrous world, men are expected to be gentlemen and offer the lady a seat. However, the campaigns about gender equality suggest that men and women should be treated equally.

It seems that the men are assuming that if they were the ones to be standing, the girl would not have offered her seat to them.

Social Media Debate: Chivalry vs. Gender Equality

Photo credit: When In Manila

Social Media Debate: Chivalry vs. Gender Equality Social Media Debate: Chivalry vs. Gender Equality Social Media Debate: Chivalry vs. Gender Equality

Many of the Netizen comments suggest that this is right and that unless a woman is disabled; elderly or pregnant she should be treated like any other person. Chivalry seems to be a thing of the past.