August 10, 2012

The Media Laments the Death of Sexism

Hank Campbell, Science 2.0


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Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden recently set out to test the unwritten rule of the sea that, during maritime disasters, women and children are first in the lifeboats.

What they found was that, factoring out a big disaster like the Titanic, sailors don't much care about gender these days.  Women are no more likely than men to survive any wreck where at least 100 people were on board. And they don't care about anyone else; the Captain and crew generally survive at a significantly higher rate than passengers

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TAGGED: Gender Discrimination, Chivalry, Sexism