Friday, September 14, 2007

Hunger in America? Americans are so fat and rich, I assume that no one ever lacks food here. That's not exactly right. According to the General Social Survey, here are the percentages of those who have been unable to purchase food they needed sometime in the past year by sex and ethnicity:

Percent unable to buy food they needed (first men, then women in parentheses)

Blacks 6.9 (9.3)
Mexicans 7.1 (8.5)
American Indians 0.0 (12.3)
Germans 5.6 (5.5)
Scotts 2.4 (8.8)

USA 3.4 (5.6)

English/Welsh 2.4 (3.4)
Italians 0.0 (5.2)
Irish 2.9 (1.4)

For most groups, this hardship hits women more than men. Many of these women are single with dependent children. Few two-parent households are this poor. These are the fruits of feminists telling us that men are not essential to the household: women's natural abilities and Papa Government can do the job.


Anonymous said...

"Percent unable to buy food they needed"? What the heck does "needed" mean?

No chance in heck, e.g., that 10% of black women are undernourished for reasons outside of their control (as opposed to living unhealthy lifestyles with the wrong priorities).

C'mon. This proves Mark Twain's dictum about the value of statistics.

Ron Guhname said...

It is clear from looking at our rotund poor that any inability to buy food is temporary.

Peter said...

So people of Irish origin are different from the others, with men twice as unlikely as women to be able to afford needed food.

Guess that reflects high Guinness prices.

Anonymous said...

It seems like north-west Euro women are more able to buy food than north-west Euro men.

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