Women and children last – from @thesundaytimes

Women and children last – from @thesundaytimes

As men tend to be physically stronger than women, they have a greater chance of survival. The Titanic and HMS Birkenhead, which grounded in the Indian Ocean in 1852, are the only maritime catastrophes studied to have had a greater percentage of female survivors than male. In both cases, the captains told men to stand back and used the threat of violence to enforce their orders.

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