Thursday, March 4, 2010

Article by Pierce Harlan . . .

. . . at Glenn Sacks' site:

This is part one of two parts, about the lessons Titanic teaches us about gender. Excerpt: "While the overwhelming consensus at the time was to salute the brave men who gave their lives, the sentiments of one group, the suffragettes, were decidedly less laudatory. The suffragettes seemed to understand that special, undeserved privilege for women did not comport with the gender equality they championed. So how did they respond to the chivalry on Titanic? They denied it, of course. They refused to acknowledge that the treatment women received was either special or undeserved."