Men Too Busy Saving Their Own Asses to Let Women and Children Go FirstErin Gloria Ryan7/31/12 11:30amFiled to: Chivalry is deadmannersDisastersEtiquetteBoatsShipwrecksAuroraWomen and children firsttitanicDark knight shootingStudiesTopFb4862EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWhen a gunman opened fire on an Aurora, Colorado movie theater earlier this month, three men died protecting their girlfriends, while another ran from the theater, got in his truck, and drove away, saying later that he "went to get help." The media (us included) heaped praise on the the dead men, extolling them as examples of how a guy should behave in the face of tragedy. But according to a new study, men who face disaster by taking care of the needs of others aren't the norm — in fact, throughout the last 160 years or so, it seems that many, many more men are in the "get in the truck and get the hell out of dodge" category than those who would take the bullet. Women and children first? More like looking out for number one.