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Women and Children ... Last?

When ships sink, men, crew have higher survival rates, says study

(Newser) - If you ever find yourself on board a sinking ship, you'd better hope you're an adult male. Researchers from Sweden looked at 18 of the most disastrous shipwrecks and found that women and children are far less likely to survive compared to their male counterparts, the Los Angeles ... More »

On a Sinking Ship? Better Save Yourself

In boat disasters, male chivalry 'a myth,' says study

(Newser) - A hundred years after the Titanic sank, two Swedish researchers say today that when it comes to sinking ships, male chivalry is "a myth" and more men generally survive such disasters than women and children. Economists Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixon of Uppsala University also showed in their 82-page... More »

Chivalry Isn't Dead: It Lives in ... Keith Richards

Maureen Dowd likes the rock star's treatment of women

(Newser) - In the midst of what she sees as a lousy—in fact, downright misogynistic—year for women, Maureen Dowd finds salvation in an unlikely source: Keith Richards. His "chivalrous voice" comes through in his new autobiography, in which he recalls the teenage groupies who threw themselves at the group... More »

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