When I saw this category I thought I'd start a thread about one demographic of the steerage passengers that I've been curious about. The first time I looked over the survival rates by nationality, I found the percentage of survivors among the women and children of Middle Eastern nationalities to be surprisingly high. In general, I figured they had considerable odds against them, not only because of their class and the language barrier, but also because of possible biases among crew and other passengers and what I am assuming was a patriarchal culture that might not have placed high value on saving the lives of the females. I noticed in my observations, that Steward Pearcey seemed to play a role, as he had guided up a large group of passengers to Boat C that seemed to consist of British and Syrian women and children. Has anyone found other information that illuminates this particular set of figures?