Newsweek recently conducted a poll to find out how knowlegable Americans are. Do you know the name of the Speaker of the House the Chief Justice, where did the hijackers come from, yada yada. Hard to tell the rhyme or reason to some of the other questions–who was the first Republican President, when did the Korean War end, and then there is this:
“Which of the follwoing kills one woman every minute each day around the world?”
Only 15% knew the correct answer which is childbirth. 28% said AIDS, 54% thought it was heart attacks and 3% didn’t know.
Interesting insight into the pervasive misundertandings about women’s lives.