Women Rule the World
by sconti on October 12, 2016 - 6:47pm
As a child, boys and girls would always pick on the opposite sex about who was better. Little did we know that it was all based on the numbers of men and women that were in the world. Since 1960, men have outnumbered women in the world. Which means that for every 100 women there are 101.8 men. However, a recent map from the Pew Research Center shows there is an equal amount of men to women. Based on the map, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia are several countries that have the largest female population. Although this may seem outstanding to you, its has been said that numbers of men versus women can change at any given time. For example, The Washington Post article claims to say “In Russia, for example, there are more newborn boys than girls each year, and men continue to outnumber women until age 31. But from age 32 onward, there are more women than men, with the gap widening every year.”
The number of growing women started back In World War I. This growth continued through the civil war and also during the “Great Terror” in the Soviet Union. During 1939, there were 91.9 men for every 100 women. After World War II, the number of men dropped. This brought the count to 81.9 men to every 100 women. The men population did make a come back during the 1990’s because of the mortality among men. However, most men would die young due to the effect of men drinking too much alcohol in Russia.
As to who really “rules the world”, well that all depends on what sex there are more of in that given year. Just like anything else, numbers can always change causing there to be different outcomes every year.
Smirnova, Julia and Cai, Weiyi. See where women outnumber men around the world (and why). (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/19/see-where-w...