HANNA ROSIN: In the Aurora Theater the Men Protected the Women. What Does that Mean? Something uncomfortable, apparently.

UPDATE: Reader John Steakley emails: “Hanna Rosin 1912: ‘An inordinate number of distinguished gentlemen remained aboard the Titanic whilst the ladies boarded lifeboats. Whatever does it mean?'”

ANOTHER UPDATE: “Your family needs you alive.”

MORE: Reader Jim Randolph writes: “It’s amazing how people become conservative in a crisis. Liberalism is a luxury to be cast aside in emergencies like so many other costly possessions. Those who cling to liberalism in these cases become the victims they so strive to protect.”