You’re all lucky — my possibly-controversial post will have to wait until next year, as I left some sources behind in Nashville.

Chivalry is a topic that’s been on my list of “I should blog about that sometime” topics, but I haven’t really gathered all my thoughts together to write something worth reading.

I had heard about the new Dockers’ advertisement campaign, but after a good blog referenced an article about it today, I remembered how much I liked it and thought I’d post the text here.

It’s supposedly controversial (no surprise there)… but I love it (again, no surprise there):

Once upon a time, men wore the pants, and wore them well.  Women rarely had to open doors and little old ladies never crossed the street alone.  Men took charge because that’s what they did.  But somewhere along the way, the world decided it no longer needed men.  Disco by disco, latte by foamy non-fat latte, men were stripped of their khaki’s and left stranded on the road between boyhood and androgyny.  But today, there are questions our genderless society has no answers for.  The world sits idly by and cities crumble, children misbehave and those little old ladies remain on one side of the street.  For the first time since bad guys, we need heroes.  We need grown-ups.  We need men to put down the plastic fork, step away from the salad bar and untie the world from the tracks of complacency.  It’s time to get your hands dirty.  It’s time to answer the call of manhood.  It’s time to wear the pants.

It’s a blog post I’ve wanted to write for some time… but I think they’ve said it better than I could!

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