Women and Children First? Not on the Sinking Costa Concordia
January 16, 2012 - 5:54 pm
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle, until the ship she is pleasure cruising on threatens to turn suddenly into a tomb.
Fights broke out to get into the lifeboats, men refused to prioritise women, expectant mothers and children as they pushed themselves forward to escape. Crew ignored their passengers – leaving ‘chefs and waiters’ to help out.
In heart-rending footage, recorded on mobile phones, British children could be heard shouting ‘Daddy’ and ‘Mummy’ in the melee.
As she waited for a flight home from Rome, grandmother Sandra Rogers, 62, told the Daily Mail: ‘There was no “women and children first” policy. There were big men, crew members, pushing their way past us to get into the lifeboats. It was disgusting.’
Disgusting but, after several decades of unrelenting assault on men and the concept of maleness across the entire West, hardly surprising.
She said: ‘I want everyone to know how badly some people behaved. It was a nightmare. I lost my daughter and my grandchildren in the chaos.
‘I was standing by the lifeboats and men, big men, were banging into me and knocking the girls. It was awful. There was a total lack of organisation. There was no one telling people where to go.
‘And when we finally got into a lifeboat, people, grown men, were trying to jump into the boat. I thought, if they land in here we are going to capsize…’
It’s apparent that the Costa Concordia’s crew and the men aboard at the time have fully internalized feminism’s harder edge. Huzzah?!?