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(Rich, White) Women and Children First!

When I saw the cover of a homeschooling (Christian) catalog, I knew I was in for a doozy. The cover features two cute white children on the deck of the Titanic with the words “Women and Children First!” above them.

As someone who has seen the Titanic movie more than 3 times in the movie theater, and was able to visit the way cool Discovery Channel Titanic exhibit, I know a thing or two about this.

I wasn’t disappointed when I opened to the first page. “What makes the story of the R.M.S. Titanic so important is the men who lived out the expression ‘women and children first.’ From first class gentlemen to 16-year-old cabin boys, from boiler room workers to Wallace Hartley and his musicians–all perished for women and children.”  [emphasis mine]

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