Emily Maitlis: Chivalry Isn’t Dead
November 1, 2011 by staff
Emily Maitlis: Chivalry Isn’t Dead, It may seem a somewhat surprising for a woman who regularly spars with crude politicians on Newsnight.
But Emily Maitlis presenter has come to the defense of men stating that chivalry is not dead.
The mother of 41 years of age, of the two has spoken out in the following claims by actress Michelle Dockery – who plays Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV1 drama period Downton Abbey – that good manners have disappeared in recent decades .
Miss Maitlis said: “If you ask me if I mourn a gentleman I never knew – the bows and curtsies and walks around a room Downton – then no.
“But I do not think chivalry is not nearly dead. I would say – and maybe Woody Allen join me – to look beyond nostalgia, never had it so good.
“I think we live in an age of chivalry, but an update of our time.”
Maitlis wrote her passionate defense of the cavalry of the Radio Times. It says the concept has evolved from a modern era.
How quickly we will take it always was a golden age ahead of us, “he wrote.” When art was purer culture was rich and perfect manners. I can apply the point that our notions of chivalry.
“Gentlemen of the horses are gone, but – as a technological disaster cases – I am constantly impressed by the amount of time given my colleagues to solve a computer error or a printer the wrong direction.”
The host refers to the most cited example of gentlemanly conduct – men opening doors for women.
“Doors, schmoors” he joked. “Sure, sometimes right in the face, but more often my heart is lifted up card click to help a stranger in a fortress when they see me loaded with 16 lattes.”
The presenter – an active user of Twitter, with 11,500 “followers” – believes that technology has helped even the chivalrous behavior.
She wrote: “If it is italicized and copper cavalry, then yes, they are often gone. But if the gentleman refers to the speed of response that offers e-mail or text message, then I would say alive and kicking.
And what about the willingness to help – it shows every second in social networks? Asking a favor for a contact or a query on Twitter, and people respond immediately, eager to be of service. ”
Born in Canada, Maitlis joined Sky News in 1998 as news anchor and correspondent business. Three years later he was sacked by the BBC to present local news slot in London, before moving to the BBC program.
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