Daily Archives: August 8th, 2011
PlaNet of Women
I’ve often said that I’m on the “wrong planet,” right? Well, I’m convinced that’s true. But what if I found a “planet of women?” Would I want to leave?
To start, let’s take a look at sex ratio. And no, that is decidedly not a euphemism for my love life. “Sex ratio” is the ratio of males to females in a population. For the entire world that ratio is 101 males to 100 females.
Some examples, by country:
The United States has a sex ratio of 0.97. (More women than men.)
China has a sex ratio of 1.06. (More men than women.)
India has a sex ratio of 1.08. (More men that women.)
“Gender imbalance is a demographic effect that may arise as a consequence of various factors ranging from natural reasons, war casualties to intentional gender control.” Source: Wikipedia.
There’s another sort of phenomenon for this sort of thing, though. I’m calling it the “Net of Women.”
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