With the link above I have a few thoughts~
photo credit: Titanic Universe
A disproportionate number of men died due to the women and children first protocol that was enforced by the ship's crew.Of a total of 2,201 people aboard Titanic only 711, less than a third, survived and 1,514 perished.Overall, only 20 percent of the men survived, compared to nearly 75 percent of the women. (source)
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Survivors have told how people were screaming and women and children were not given priority.Fathers desperate to be with their families ignored the order that women and children should go first. There was even fighting between some passengers who tried to get on lifeboats.(source)
Now it seems we have come a long way, haven't we baby? I think those on the cruise should be very thankful that the ship was not too far out to sea as the Titanic was, or things may have turned out very differently.