This thread is about the idea of women and children being evacuated first in a disaster. I was reading an article on the cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy and the crew said that they tried to get Women and children on lifeboats first but that the Men wanted to get on too to 'stay as a family'. Apparently this caused confusion.
What I wonder is: in an apparently non-sexist society, why this rule still applies. I support the children part, but this is an area in which a women's life is being valued over that of a man, which is sexist.
I think a better scenario is you have enough time but not enough capacity.