The Titanic is probably not a good representation of "Women and children first."
The rich boarded the lifeboats first, and there weren't enough lifeboats because they were an "eyesore" on deck. Grandiosity was premiere aboard the Titanic.
But the Captain did go down with the ship.
The etymology of "honor" seems pretty sound throughout, with one meaning derivation of use in the late 1300's that described "a woman's chastity." Otherwise, the word is basically masculine, which is interesting. Here's a couple of granted exceptions: A Queen was empowered to appoint her Maid of Honor, to Knight, and to appoint other ranks of honor in her court, council, and military.
Although, primarily, in the event of dishonor: A patriarchal council rules upon the consequences.
Even though women are not, by far, excluded from the meaning and offerings of honor, historically, males have shaped the word with many benevolent and virtuous offerings.(Many times for the sake of a woman or a child.) We still need heroes, noblemen, patriots, gentleman, and even men of their word whose grandest deeds are that of great husbands, fathers, and countrymen. I look to these men for the shape of the world and aspire to equal them if only in depth and breadth of heart.
So keep refining the word and defining it, I say. Such sustains hope.