01/17/2013 10:59 am ET

Sex (Ratios) And The Single Girl

Amid all of the current Internet chatter about the perils of being a single woman, a recent piece in the New York Times shines a light on a different, more sinister, hazard.

The Times’ John Eligon reported on a small oil town in North Dakota where “men are many, and women are hounded.” The oil-rich pastures of Williston have attracted hordes of young men to work the lucrative, labor-intensive jobs that get the wells flowing. As a result, there are 1.6 single men for every single woman in Williston, a gender ratio that has created a stifling and dangerous environment.

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