Sex and the Single Black Woman

Date: 21-05-2010 1:48 am (10 years ago) | Author: AfricanNewslive
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- at 21-05-2010 01:48 AM (10 years ago)
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How the mass incarceration of black men hurts black women

IMAGINE that the world consists of 20 men and 20 women, all of them heterosexual and in search of a mate. Since the numbers are even, everyone can find a partner. But what happens if you take away one man? You might not think this would make much difference. You would be wrong, argues Tim Harford, a British economist, in a book called “The Logic of Life”. With 20 women pursuing 19 men, one woman faces the prospect of spinsterhood. So she ups her game. Perhaps she dresses more seductively. Perhaps she makes an extra effort to be obliging. Somehow or other, she “steals” a man from one of her fellow women. That newly single woman then ups her game, too, to steal a man from someone else. A chain reaction ensues. Before long, every woman has to try harder, and every man can relax a little.

Real life is more complicated, of course, but this simple model illustrates an important truth. In the marriage market, numbers matter. And among African-Americans, the disparity is much worse than in Mr Harford’s imaginary example. Between the ages of 20 and 29, one black man in nine is behind bars. For black women of the same age, the figure is about one in 150. For obvious reasons, convicts are excluded from the dating pool. And many women also steer clear of ex-cons, which makes a big difference when one young black man in three can expect to be locked up at some point. Read More: http://africannewslive.com/women/?p=135

Posted: at 21-05-2010 01:48 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
- esonu at 21-05-2010 08:43 AM (10 years ago)
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lol

Posted: at 21-05-2010 08:43 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- docreala at 21-05-2010 09:59 AM (10 years ago)
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no be for naija
Posted: at 21-05-2010 09:59 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Agatex at 21-05-2010 12:30 PM (10 years ago)
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e be like say we don get feminist activist for here o
Posted: at 21-05-2010 12:30 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chudy1800 at 21-05-2010 01:21 PM (10 years ago)
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ok..
Posted: at 21-05-2010 01:21 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- esonu at 21-05-2010 01:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Huh???

Posted: at 21-05-2010 01:24 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- luvvy at 21-05-2010 01:29 PM (10 years ago)
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hhhtjn nf
Posted: at 21-05-2010 01:29 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Donvict9ja at 28-09-2011 06:41 PM (9 years ago)
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Man go die
Posted: at 28-09-2011 06:41 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- giftmurphy at 29-09-2011 11:26 AM (9 years ago)
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i see
Posted: at 29-09-2011 11:26 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- xena15 at 29-09-2011 03:14 PM (9 years ago)
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I seed

Posted: at 29-09-2011 03:14 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mydicksweet at 29-09-2011 03:22 PM (9 years ago)
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Interesting  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-09-2011 03:22 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- giftmurphy at 29-09-2011 04:34 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: xena15 on 29-09-2011 03:14 PM
I seed
sowin of seed where?
Posted: at 29-09-2011 04:34 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- xena15 at 30-09-2011 09:58 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: giftmurphy on 29-09-2011 04:34 PM
Quote from: xena15 on 29-09-2011 03:14 PM
I seed
sowin of seed where?
4 d single black woman head.





Posted: at 30-09-2011 09:58 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moneyinbrakemi at 30-09-2011 10:16 AM (9 years ago)
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na wa o wen this stealing go expire na
Posted: at 30-09-2011 10:16 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- moneyinbrakemi at 30-09-2011 10:22 AM (9 years ago)
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na wa women on the hunt for man "Nageo wild"
Posted: at 30-09-2011 10:22 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dirtykid at 30-09-2011 12:47 PM (9 years ago)
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Ok, keep living in the Imaginery world.... brb

Posted: at 30-09-2011 12:47 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- giftmurphy at 30-09-2011 01:22 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: xena15 on 30-09-2011 09:58 AM
Quote from: giftmurphy on 29-09-2011 04:34 PM
Quote from: xena15 on 29-09-2011 03:14 PM
I seed
sowin of seed where?
4 d single black woman head.





wetin u use take sow?
Posted: at 30-09-2011 01:22 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Michro at 30-09-2011 02:23 PM (9 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Posted: at 30-09-2011 02:23 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- xena15 at 30-09-2011 02:26 PM (9 years ago)
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Shovel and cutlass

Posted: at 30-09-2011 02:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- giftmurphy at 30-09-2011 02:43 PM (9 years ago)
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wetin i fit use?
Posted: at 30-09-2011 02:43 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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