Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Too Many Men? from Reuters.com

Too many men

Men, does this statement trouble you?
"When single young men congregate, the potential for more organised aggression is likely to increase substantially and this has worrying implications for organized crime and terrorism,"

You get young women congregating the potential exists for lots of talk about clothes, sex, and food. What's wrong with you men? You have to seriously piss off a woman for her to go about organizing crime and creating terror. Something is wrong with your brains.

The serious part of the article is this:
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Researchers have expressed alarm about cultures that favor male babies, saying sex-ratio imbalances could destabilize society because more men will remain unmarried, raising the risks of anti-social and violent behavior.

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they said parts of China and India would have 12 percent to 15 percent more men over the next 20 years -- many of them rural peasants with limited education.

"The growing number of young men with a lack of family prospects will have little outlet for sexual energy," wrote Zhu Weixing of China's Zhejian Normal University and Therese Hesketh of the Institute of Child Health at University College London.

"This trend would lead to increased levels of anti-social behavior and violence, as gender is a well-established correlate of crime, and especially violent crime," they said, adding the trend would threaten stability and security in many societies.

Sex ratios were already distorted in large parts of Asia and North Africa, and sex-selective abortion and discrimination in healthcare for girls have led to higher female mortality.


Sheila said...

I have read this same information in a variety of other journals. It seems to be considered common knowledge. There have been studies showing that gender imbalances have caused conflict and even outbreaks of border wars in the past in China. It is worth considering...

**Oh yes, discontented females are more likely to get worked up from talking with each other, take it out on the plastic card or the chocolate cake, and then go home and tell their men to sleep on the couch. We don't typically decide to launch into crime sprees or wars or terrorism when we are deeply upset. We tend to bitch and moan and eat. Then we get massages, do yoga, and prance around to Bon Jovi in our new undies.

Maverick said...

Mmm, proof that women should rule the world? Stuff to ponder, oh yes, stuff to ponder.