The 1990s: "When Gallantry Disappeared"
Wheir Disappeared Someday, when historians write about life in the 1990s, they'll probably include a chapter entitled "When Gallantry Disappeared." At least, thaf s what a survey by the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette suggests. The paper recently asked 200 men if they would give their life rafts to a woman outside their immediate immediate families if they had been aboard the Titanic as it was sinking. sinking. And nearly two-thirds of them, unlike most of the men aboard the ill-fated ship in 1912, said no. It gives one a sinking feeling to know that we live in an age wherein chivalry is washed up. Oh, well, perhaps this new wave among the male gender is a natural current driven by the steady stream of women's liberation activists who've been demanding equal rights with men in recent years. Or maybe The Post-Gazette's admittedly unscientific, poll is all wet. . - Whatever, ifs not easy to fathom. (Ouch!) The moral of all this? Well, if you're a lady about to take a cruise, make sure the ship has plenty of rafts. — The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader