I'm sure you've been following this incident since last weekend. It could've been far worse in terms of the death toll, but tragic nevertheless. There are two interesting stories emerging here. The first is the captain who apparently abandoned ship while hundreds (thousands?) were still waiting to be evacuated. This disgraceful coward would make Hollywood proud, as he appears to be the stereotypical metrosexual that is now being promoted as the new type of "man" these days. Here's the recording between him and the coast guard captain: [video=youtube;wM9sam2u_Tk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wM9sam2u_Tk[/video] Second is the matter of women and children first, a time-tested rule that is universally applied in times of disaster. It appears that this was not followed at Concordia, and it was everyone for themselves. Some radical feminists and mangina white nights have taken up this issue and written about it, here's one such article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a...pened-women-children-first.html#ixzz1jqipFTDD My take on this is very simple. Children first, absolutely. Send them with a couple of crew members, and maybe some older teenagers who can row. This is followed by the the sick and the elderly. After that, first come, first served. You wanted equality b*tches, you got it. Why should I sacrifice my life for some feminist harpy? For today's modern Western woman, a good, decent, honorable, chivalrous, generous, hard-working man is nothing more than a useful idiot, so why bother?