Tuesday, February 01, 2011

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

So, not only is Querétaro a pretty good place to not get your head chopped off by a cartel assassin, but from the chart accompanying this article, we see that the state has the third-lowest female murder rate in Mexico - 1.37 per 100,000, well below the US average of 2.38. In fact, 16 of Mexico's 32 states fall below the US average, including Mexico City, where one-fifth of the population lives. We don't know why this is, but perhaps one of the benefits of a chauvinistic, patriarchal society is that it's considered unsporting to actually kill a chick.

The low rate in Querétaro is particularly striking given the fact that it has one of the highest female-to-male ratios in the country, with the -as outnumbering the -os 106 to 100.

But then, it could just be that the women are killing themselves, instead.

Also, did we mention that ladies drink for half-price on Thursdays? What are you gals waiting for? C'mon down!

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