Women are equal to men!
When I was growing up there was still a notion to teach boys and young men to place girls and women on somewhat of a "pedestal". In hindsight I suspect much of chivalry is based in sexism. (Considering women to be the “weaker” sex).
In many respects men tended to treat women like children rather than equal partners.
Women were to be “looked after” and “protected”.
This was long before we had TV shows such as "Cheaters" or "The Maury Povich Show" which illustrate that women are just as capable of lying, cheating, and abusing as much as men.
Today in the business world women are seen as “competitors” and in the private world they are seen as “partners” and not dependents.
Unfortunately there are people of both sexes that prefer the old way versus the new and vice versa. It’s difficult to view someone as being “special” and “equal” all at once.
Chivalry gave way to Equality!