Hope from NeW’s Gentlemen’s Showcase

March 23, 2010 | NeW Staff

Chivalry might not be dead after all!  I am more encouraged each and every day as nominations for NeW’s Gentlemen’s Showcase have started flooding the Fan Page.  These ordinary acts of kindness and signs of respect have given me hope that campus culture might have a chance to change for the better after all. 

I’ve been touched as sisters have shared stories about their brothers doing things for them and others around them.  I laughed watching the superior gentlemanly behavior of one Florida State Seminole treating his Florida Gator girlfriend with utmost respect despite team rivalry (and if you are from Florida, you know just how bitter this rivalry is).  I loved the story about one boy moving furniture up three flights of stairs for his neighbors.  It may have been as simple as offering a seat when a lady entered the room or lending a helping hand, but these actions have made an impact on young women today. 

There are some great guys out there!  I hope this will encourage all young women not to settle for less and to treat the opposite sex with respect.  I  am ever hopeful that this showcase really will ReNeW Respect Between the Sexes and influence young men and women in their daily interactions with one another.

I look forward to continued displays of gentlemanly behaviors from NeW fans in the next week!
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