July 5, 2008

Scary Women

While reading various stories written around the world in the aftermath of GAFCON, I happened into a story from a South African paper. Clicking around to learn more about the site—I never did figure out what city is home to The Times—I saw that, like so many newspaper sites, this one included a brief question soliciting readers’ opinions. The question in this particular survey was: “Are men more afraid of crime than women?” My immediate reaction was that I didn’t realize that South African men were particularly afraid of women. I selected an answer at random to see the results so far. Apparently, by about 2 to 1, people think men find women scarier.

Of course, maybe the real problem is with South African survey writers.

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