A random commenter on "The Art of Manliness" said this about the men on the Costa Concordia:
"I have to say I just can’t agree with anyone ever saying that, because women want equal rights, we should abandon chivalry.
Chivalry, with all it entails, is not fundamentally about how we treat women, it’s about a standard to which we as men hold ourselves and each other accountable. It doesn’t matter how society views women, it’s about how we as men view ourselves.
And that is the great tragedy here: so many men no longer hold themselves to any standard, and it comes to its natural, if tragic conclusion here, in acts of shameless arrogance and cowardice."
I separated this quote so you could mull that over...especially the second paragraph.