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Gentlemen’s Showcase Press!

March 16, 2011 | Elizabeth

The Gentlemen’s Showcase has been featured on two of our favorite media outlets this morning!

Politico ran a story this morning called ‘Chivalry on Campus’ with the picture of Karin Agness, NeW Founder above:

“They may be right — and I’m inclined to agree — that there’s a lack of common courtesy and human kindness around,” said Henry P. Belanger, a senior editor at the Good Men Project Magazine, which challenges the ultra-masculine hype of most men’s magazines. “Wanting to be treated in a more respectful way, everyone wants that. But I don’t see why it should have to be about gender roles.”

As Belanger sees it, NeW’s call for chivalry reflects a sentiment running through contemporary conservative movements in general — that is, a desire to turn back the clock and re-institute traditional gender relations.

“It’s naive. They’re longing for past-gone days when men bought flowers [and] took women out to dinner,” which NeW equates with respect, Amanda Marcotte, a blogger and author on feminism and politics, told POLITICO.

And, NeW’s Founder, Karin Agness was featured on the Independent Women’s Forum with her article ‘Man Up V. Be a Gentlemen’

“Man up.”  Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle memorably told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “man up” during a debate in the last election cycle.  Kay Hymowitz has used this phrase in her new book, Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys, which identifies a cultural problem-that boys are no longer growing up into men.  “Man up” has become a popular phrase for women to use to shame men into taking action.

What do we really want when we tell men to “man up?”

Many young women want men to “man up” when it comes to dating and relationships.  They want men to become gentlemen.  Rather than shaming them into doing something, the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) is encouraging men to develop into gentlemen by recognizing and honoring gentlemen on college campuses as part of the NeW Gentlemen’s Showcase.

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