Shipwreck myth:Women and children first
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|Tue, 07-31-2012 - 9:20am|
I was reading this really interesting article about how most people assume that women and children are saved first during shipwreck disasters but in all reality, that isn't true. Health Day News says, "Women and children first? It's actually been more like women and children last, according to a new study of ship disasters going back to the 19th century."'Women and children first' is a myth and human behavior in life-and-death situations seems to be better described by 'every man for himself,'" said study co-author Oscar Erixson, a graduate student at Uppsala University, in Sweden." You can read more of the article HERE
Does this surprise you? Have you ever been part of any kind of disaster? What was it like-did people really think of the women, children, and handicapped or was it pretty much ever man for himself as the study suggests?