Originally Posted by Mal
If I have to assume anything about your statement, it is plagued by ambiguity that should have been fixed.
Why do you assume "manly" and "gentlemanly" are antonymous or mutually exclusive? You can certainly be a faerie "gentleman" without being manly, but it is impossible to be manly without being a chivalric gentleman. Ignorant feminists may try to tell you it's sexist, but chivalry is the peak of manliness. And knife fighting with grizzly bears.
I consider myself an independent, modern woman, but I still think it's so damn nice when a guy opens the door for you. Or feels the need to protect you.