Fun fact about plane crashes

feistyakashickitten:

fuckyeahgenderstudies:

A 1970 Civil Aeromedical Institute study of three plane crashes involving emergency evacuations found that the most prominent factor influencing survival was gender. Men were by far the most likely to get out alive.

Note that gender was a bigger factor in influencing survival than proximity to emergency exits was. I.e. it looks like the men pushed everyone else out of the way.

How interesting of a factor, yet unrealistic. Do you have a link?

http://www.faa.gov/library/reports/medical/oamtechreports/1960s/media/AM63-15.pdf
See also Roach, Mary. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. London: Penguin, 2003. 125.

And for extra credit!
New York Times article on men’s behaviour in emergency ship evacuations
and
Study on men’s behaviour in emergency ship evacuations

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    so much for saving the women and children O___________o
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    http://www.faa.gov/library/reports/medical/oamtechreports/1960s/media/AM63-15.pdf See also Roach, Mary. Stiff: The...
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    How interesting of a factor, yet unrealistic. Do you have a link?
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    You’re kidding. You’d think that people would have common courtesy when there is an emergency—not “every person for...
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