It seems there was an elderly lady and another lady with a child. After the plane stopped moving, some man yelled at the top of his lungs "women and children first".
According to the report, the crowd separated and the women and children went first.
The great Bill Whittle over at the eject eject eject blog talks about what it means to be a member of "our tribe" in his essay "Tribes". The MEN on that plane behaved the way men are expected.
At least that's how I was raised.
Good job men. Welcome to the tribe.