Posts tagged "gentleman"

“Clever” Bros Create Terrible Video Sweeping Women Off Their Feet

Hey bros, you know what’s not cool? When you invade the personal space of women you don’t know by “sweeping them off their feet.” It is really, really not okay, Andrew Hales and Stuart Edge, to surprise a woman by grabbing her physically and immobilizing her. And yet, for some reason, so many of the…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 11, 2013

Psy’s New “Gentleman” Video: Ridiculous Dancing & A-hole Behavior

Granted, I can’t understand what Korean pop star Psy is singing about in his new song “Gentleman,” his follow up to “Gangnam Style.” But his behavior in this video is anything but gentlemanly: he rips off a woman’s bikini top, pulls a chair out from underneath another, and acts like a general asshole towards wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

Dubiously Sourced Survey Says Women Find 1950s-Era Men The Most Desirable

Women most desire the manners and appearance of men from the 1950s, according to a new survey by the men’s skincare brand, Scaramouche & Fandango. (Yes, that’s their real name.) The survey found that more than half of women thought men cleaned up better in the 1950s and more than two-thirds of these poor, beleaguered wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2012

The Soapbox: What It Means To Be A Gentleman

I came late to appreciating chivalry, which I have written about on The Frisky before. For most of my life, chivalry made me uncomfortable. I’ve always identified as a feminist and Third Wave feminism generally is pretty frosty towards traditional gender roles. But moreso than being a feminist, I felt the same way a lot…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2011

What Does BMW’s New “Gentleman Function” Do?

Some vehicle engineer at BMW thought they’d put a “gentleman function” in the 2009 BMW 750i. What is a “gentleman function,” you ask? On the driver’s side door, there is a switch allowing the driver to adjust the passenger’s seat—forward, backward, up, down.

It registers a “meh” on the chivalry scale. And with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2009