Philadelphia, PA, December 03, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In recognition of an episode in which the value of chivalry was promoted, thus providing a positive message for young men and women, CBS's TV program "The Big Bang Theory" and particularly cast members Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg have been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for November, 2014.
The honor, presented by BringChivalryBack.com, recognizes noteworthy acts of chivalry, grandiose or small, which demonstrate the positive impact that chivalrous gestures by men can have.
During the episode of "The Big Bang Theory" titled "The Septum Deviation" which aired November 13, 2014, chivalry was promoted as meaningful behavior.
In a scene featuring the married couple Bernadette and Howard, portrayed by Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg, are looking for ways to communicate better. This effort gets off on the wrong foot as they begin with discussing the things that bother each one about the other. When that doesn't bode well, they switch into telling each other things they appreciate about each other. Howard remarks to Bernadette, "I love that you're strong and independent." She smiles brightly and responds, "And yet I still love when you hold the door for me."
Relationship expert John Rasiej of BringChivalryBack.com remarks, "The conversation between the young married couple is a powerful statement. Bernadette is the main breadwinner in their marriage and she shows she can accept the chivalrous gesture without feeling it diminishes her in any way. The fact that she views it as a meaningful quality of Howard's behavior while acknowledging her strength and independence provides a great balance between equal rights in the workplace and acknowledging the differing social roles among women and men."
He adds, "At a time in modern society where expected behavior by men toward women is ripe for discussion, this scene quickly gave some insight into how chivalry can form one element of a caring relationship."
BringChivalryBack.com aspires to rekindle the sincere practice of chivalrous behavior on the part of men. More information is available at www.BringChivalryBack.com and at the blog on that website. Mr. Rasiej may also be followed on Twitter at @YesToChivalry and on Facebook at www.Facebook/com/ChivalryMatters.