The purpose of the male is to protect the female. That is chivalry. The masculine can protect the feminine only when it understands the feminine. If the male does not understand it, then protection becomes paternalism. From paternalism comes separation, from separation new pain. The masculine – usually the man – can only comprehend the feminine – usually the woman – if it has comprehended the feminine within itself. Chivalry requires a consciousness with an emancipated mind that appreciates the soul in addition to its ego.