I haven’t yet decided whether I’m surprised by this fact: crew members, captains, and male passengers have the highest rate of survival in sinking ships, as indicated by shipwreck data.
This implies ethics, courtesy, and – of course – chivalry go out of the window in times of an emergency. Everyman for himself. Probably not what Pixar has lead us to believe all of these years.
Selfishness or a demonstration of the self-preservation mechanism?
And chivalry, did it ever exist?
Source: Chivalry on Sinking Ships Only a Myth, Researchers Finder | 7-30-12 | by Elizabeth Lopatto