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Thread #117973   Message #2546287
Posted By: Little Hawk
22-Jan-09 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brits on Titanic die of niceness
Subject: RE: BS: Brits on Titanic die of niceness
It's an honour system to save women and children first, and a very good one, I think. As another poster pointed out, it's also a survival system. Men are more expendable than women and children if you want a people to survive some disaster in the long term. Amerindians knew that well, for instance, and they always attempted to save the women and children when a camp was being attacked. The men would go out and lay down their lives to give the women and children time to escape.

If the British followed that honour system, I think they were doing the right thing and they should be commended for it.