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Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think
The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte

Posted on 01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another?

Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named John Eligon reported on a small oil town in North Dakota—“An Oil Town Where Men Are Many, And Women Are Hounded,” per the headline. There are 1.6 single men for every single woman in Williston, and Eligon found out that the lopsided gender ratio is less a great opportunity for the ladies than it is a stifling and scary environment.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amandamarcotte; anticapitalism; bigoil; culturewar; dating; feminazism; genderwars; johnedwards; marcotte; pravdamedia; relationships; savethemales; singles
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1 posted on 01/19/2013 7:44:29 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Men who don’t thoughtfully drape their sweater over their shoulders...!

SSSCARY...!!!!

Men who don’t know what “accent pillows” are...!

SSSSCARY...!!!


2 posted on 01/19/2013 7:47:04 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MinorityRepublican

Business is booming! LOL

3 posted on 01/19/2013 7:49:52 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: gaijin

In my neck of the woods (Near SanFran)

Men who do thoughtfully drape their sweater over their shoulders...!

SSSCARY...!!!!

Men who do know what “accent pillows” are...!

SSSSCARY...!!!


4 posted on 01/19/2013 7:50:13 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Men are evil. Can’t Obama use an executive order to do something??


5 posted on 01/19/2013 7:51:19 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Amanda Marcotte also written that lesbian couples are better at bringing up kids.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 7:51:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: gaijin

All right, what is an accent pillow? At first I thought it said accident pillow. I don’t know what that is either.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 7:52:21 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"An Oil Town Where Men Are Many, And Women Are Hounded,” per the headline.

You get a few of your single girlfriends, a big motorhome and head for the oil patch. :)

8 posted on 01/19/2013 7:55:11 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: gaijin

All right, what is an accent pillow? At first I thought it said accident pillow. I don’t know what that is either.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 7:57:42 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Liberal women couldn’t survive. Plus.....they’re humorless.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 7:58:00 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Cicero

Really? This article and the statement that essentially says children would be better off without having their fathers in their lives shows how misandrist she must be. God have mercy on any man who dates(or even worse, marries) her.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 7:58:53 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: null and void

12 posted on 01/19/2013 7:59:24 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jim from C-Town
All right, what is an accent pillow?

It's a special pillow designed for whacking people with too strong of an accent without hurting them. It's supposed to be used instead of the accent truncheon.

Glad to help clear things up! :)

13 posted on 01/19/2013 7:59:37 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (#include <std.disclaimers>)
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To: gaijin

I figure Miss Marcotte’s “ideal male” would be one who could never possibly be interested in her or in any other female.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 8:00:31 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
children would be better off without having their fathers in their lives

The proof is found in any welfare ghetto in the country.

Or any prison.

15 posted on 01/19/2013 8:01:22 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: gaijin

Why would you ‘drape’ a sweater over your shoulders, ‘thoughtfully’ or otherwise?

What the hell would a guy be doing with a sweater in the first place- his carharts all in the wash?


16 posted on 01/19/2013 8:02:14 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

POKE HIM WITH THE FLUFFY CUSHIONS!!


17 posted on 01/19/2013 8:04:00 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: null and void

That’s been one of the goals of feminism: turn the entire nation into a welfare ghetto where the natural family is destroyed and everyone’s dependent on the government.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 8:04:44 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MinorityRepublican

OH CRAP!!!!!! I must have a problem. I was born country and I have been too, lived in Big Cities. Prefer a rural man any day of the year.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 8:09:33 PM PST by therut
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To: ReformationFan

I reckon they can check that one off on their to do list.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 8:11:55 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Mr. K

I agree. You are funny. Manly men just are. There is no fashion magazine or someone telling them to “hang” something over their shoulder. Please I just need a real man not a prop.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 8:13:39 PM PST by therut
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To: Mr. K

“What the hell would a guy be doing with a sweater in the first place”

Using it to conceal a handgun in a ‘business casual’ work environment of course. No, it won’t ever be “draped”. Sport coats, photog vests, and untucked shirts just don’t work in the back office.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 8:15:31 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: MinorityRepublican; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
This year it's scarves, boys! (Fashion's catching up with Keith Richards.)


23 posted on 01/19/2013 8:17:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
...enterprising New York Times journalist...

These words set off my fake news/plagerism alerts in my head. A New York writer goes to red North Dakota and all he finds is evil? How...expected. This is like the fake news story, by whom I can't remember, about republican delegates who abused women at the 2000 convention. (Jayson Blair?)

Between giving the benefit of the doubt to North Dakotans or New York Times journalists, my instinct is to go with the North Dakotans.

24 posted on 01/19/2013 8:17:59 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: null and void

Sad but true.


25 posted on 01/19/2013 8:18:08 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is just so much drama and crap about Williston. The boom will end and things will change again. Not worth writing about.

It is all only unusual to the creeps who think milk comes from a carton and there are far more of those now. Good, they’ll die off first.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 8:20:47 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: MinorityRepublican
Not Jason Blair, Stephen Glass
27 posted on 01/19/2013 8:20:58 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Mike Darancette

28 posted on 01/19/2013 8:23:51 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesnÂ’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks MinorityRepublican.

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Posted on 01/19/2013 8:08:01 PM PST by doug from upland
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2979978/posts


29 posted on 01/19/2013 8:25:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Haggis? Really? Again? So soon?)
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To: Mr. K

I misread this: I thought it meant that the man was to thoughtfully drape a lady’s sweater over her shoulders. Men used to do things like that when ladies were cold. I remember my father doing that for my mother and my grandfather doing it for my grandmother (they still adored each other after fifty years).


30 posted on 01/19/2013 8:27:10 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Accent pillows are these:

I learned this cuz Matt Lauer knew what they were, and every single other guy on the news set had NO IDEA.

I think this means we're both straight and we'd be OK in North Dakota... ;)

31 posted on 01/19/2013 8:27:26 PM PST by gaijin
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33 posted on 01/19/2013 8:29:41 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: ReformationFan
misandrist

OOOO, OOO, OOO! A new word!! Misandrist! I am going to use that a lot! I really had never heard it before.

34 posted on 01/19/2013 8:29:52 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: null and void
SSSSCARY...!!!

Sounds like steam escaping!

/ Blazing Saddles reference

35 posted on 01/19/2013 8:33:10 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Sorry, I don’t know beans about Blazing Saddles..


36 posted on 01/19/2013 8:40:57 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Colorado Doug

http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/misandrist

It’ll come in handy the way things are going in our nation.


37 posted on 01/19/2013 8:45:23 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: null and void

“Where are the white women at?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJkHykGRXrw


38 posted on 01/19/2013 8:48:03 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Mike Darancette

Its -4 in williston right now. Too cold for a motorhome. I can promise you a room for $600 a week


39 posted on 01/19/2013 9:04:20 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Jim from C-Town
All right, what is an accent pillow? At first I thought it said accident pillow. I don’t know what that is either.

Accent pillows are used as decorations on sexual sofas.

41 posted on 01/19/2013 9:32:13 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx

In other words, a pillow that spends nights on the floor.


42 posted on 01/19/2013 9:49:42 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: reg45

They have other uses too.


43 posted on 01/19/2013 9:56:34 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Jim from C-Town
All right, what is an accent pillow? At first I thought it said accident pillow. I don’t know what that is either.

I believe it's those pillows that women "decorate" a sofa with that I throw into the corner to get them out of the way. :p

44 posted on 01/19/2013 10:03:08 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: baddog 219

Hey, don’t knock Tampax. It’s gotten me through some difficult periods.


45 posted on 01/19/2013 10:06:24 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Tzar

I have no figures or studies to support my claim but I would bet the menfolk of Williston, ND, would be more likely to support the womenfolk being in possession of a firearm for self-protection than the average Brooklyn-male would be.


46 posted on 01/19/2013 10:11:44 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: upsdriver

“I believe it’s those pillows that women “decorate” a sofa with that I throw into the corner to get them out of the way.”

You big silly! There should be enough accent pillows on the furniture that you have to sit on the floor in the lotus position while making “Ommmmmm” noises.

My wife really gets p!ssed when I “rearrange” her accent pillows so that I have a place to sit.


47 posted on 01/19/2013 10:37:49 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: MinorityRepublican


48 posted on 01/19/2013 11:17:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: MinorityRepublican
For decades I have seen in the media stories about how single women outnumber men blah blah blah. Why is it then that men always have to ask for numbers and pursue women etc.. If the numbers were in the men's favor then women would be the ones asking for numbers etc. Also go to any bar and there are 50 men there and 3 women. so the media lies again

I'd say that every single women is being pursued or asked out by about a 100 men. yeah sure the numbers are in the men's favor the media says.

50 posted on 01/20/2013 12:57:10 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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