Sunday, August 31, 2008

Demographic Deficiencies Down-Under

There exists a dearth of men in Australia, not that most are homosexuals or have evolved into effeminates, but that the exodus of men between 24 and 34 years old, have depleted supply. Global warming may be bringing another damaging dimension, this time to the social weather of Australia. After losses caused by the drought, the men have sought better opportunities in other parts of the globe, leaving their country in male aridity or "man drought". There are about 100,000 females more than males Down Under, a paradise for men with Islamic orientations, but a woeful disadvantage for women with monogamous intentions.

The situation has become a game of musical chairs. Large numbers of Australian women have abandoned the countryside, moving to the cities for better job opportunities and lifestyles - leaving communities loaded with much younger males. The men have left the cities for jobs overseas. The gender imbalance in the countryside that's populated by many young men, and the concentration of many unattached women in the major cities, have compelled Australia's demographers to draw a "love map" to plot how the clusters of unattached men and women are distributed across the continent.

Australia is a big place, and even if the map could show these gender clusters, who should make the sacrifice of leaving their jobs and their lifestyles just to meet and mate? It sounds awfully primitive and predatory but that seems to be the concern of demographers because of the far reaching implications of a slump in the "happiness and gratification index", that would affect productivity and mental stability. Or, fears of a sharp rise in same sex relationships and marriages in the countryside and cities that would lead to a birth rate too low to sustain the current and future operations of the economy. No mention was made of adopting from Asian and African countries as an option, nor inter-racial marriage with the Aborigines.

A new approach was made by Mount Isa Mayor John Molony to draw women to his remote mining town which has an oversupply of men. He invited "beauty disadvantaged women" to Mount Isa where happiness awaits. He even stressed this description by citing the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" which turned into a beautiful swan - implying that getting a mate or the derivation of physical pleasure from such an arrangement will make any woman happy.

The invitation is ludicrous. It means that any woman who goes there admits to being ugly and desperate. And, any man who marries a visiting woman would have an ugly wife. Also, the presumption that a woman with a man would be assured of happiness only because she obtains a live instrument of manhood is a gross misunderstanding of what makes women happy. It looks at women as starved for sex; and men, as gifts from God, would satisfy this want by making them receptacles for their urges. But the mayor did say that beauty is only skin deep. However with the thickness of the mayor's skin in his declarations, it would perhaps take an eternity for the women to dig deep into that skin to find any semblance of beauty in the men's attitudes and values. If it exists at all.

Perhaps the absence of women has already affected their thinking patterns and reasoning abilities. No such pronouncements has been aired by women who seem to be going about their business enjoying freedom and independence in their careers and lifestyles. If the officials of Mount Isa are fearful of the transformation of their community into "Brokeback Isa", perhaps they could try kangaroos instead. They don't seem to have any preference for looks anyway.



bingskee said...

i find it amusing, hilarious even, that this mayor only proves how limited he is as a person in his beliefs or in his thinking about women. the absence of women had reduced common sense.

The Fitness Diva said...

Holy Samola.... "beauty disadvantaged women". I have now heard it ALL! lol

Yes, who would board a plane, train, or boat to make it to this place after that designation? Talk about inserting foot in mouth...

Well, the Australian women could always go to China and other parts of Asia that are still trying to balance things out after the one child rule.
Plenty of single guys out that way!

Hey, I might be headed there to find me a nice Chinese husband one of these days myself! Supply and demand, you know? Pickin's in America are getting mighty SLIM... at least as far as quality is concerned. (...and FD diligently continues to study her Mandarin Chinese...) LMAO

funny article!

Kim said...

lol Durano...
it's not that bad surely ;)....
we still have our young farmers looking for wives ... good looking or not :)
I hope the men stay away from the kangaroos though ;)
I don't think our Skippys would appreciate their advances ;)...

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Bingskee,


There is also a chance that his attitude has been devoid of any understanding of women since he became conscious of the opposite gender. All he understands are his own needs for immediate gratification. Obviously, his thinking and reasoning emanate from below the waist.

Perhaps he wasn't breast fed. :-)--Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

It would do you well, very soon I think to hone up on your Mandarin Chinese. That certainly is a plus factor if you're thinking of a Chinese husband.

I could be wrong but I know that Fookienese is the language spoken by the educated and businessmen types in China, while Mandarin is for diplomatic gatherings. Anyway, check it out.

I think the young women Down-Under are into careers and being independent - taking control of their lives - and not yet into serious business of relationships and families. When they're good and ready, they can go anywhere in the world, and China would be a good place to shop eh?

And good luck to you on this quest, if ever you decide. LOL! :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hello Kim,

Are you saying that with attitudes such as these even kangaroos would reject them? LOL! Well, I wouldn't blame them. Ha ha ha.

It's the demographers who are concerned because of the impact on the long term demographic patterns, but I doubt if the women or the men actually feel it is critical at the moment. If this is all they think about, Australia's productivity will slide even more! :-)

About 95 % of Australia's farms are family owned, if I'm not mistaken, and this is where most of the young women who left for the cities come from. The men have gone on to other countries on account of the drought. How many are left is uncertain, and spending their time looking for a mate may be replaced by just looking for ways to keep the farm working. This whole thing can be very sad, really. :-) --Durano, done!

Jena Isle said...

Hi Durano, that was funny...satirical to say the least, but you nicely stated the facts.

I do hope they wouldn't bother with the Kangaroos. LOL...

Brillian post, thanks for sharing.

ZenDenizen said...

It can't be any worse than NY's man shortage.

tashabud said...

From what I hear, Alaska has the same problem. Men outnumber women 5:1.


Artbeat said...

As always a great article.I suppose the mayor is as single as the rest of his town and its probably that chauvinistic attitude that has chased all the women away in the first place, now this mayor has now alienated his town even more.

Any women with a sense of self worth will steer well clear of his town.

Normally I stop in OZ on my way to NZ to visit family, on this trip however I had no arrangements to visit and was just going to transit through the airport.

I was forced to change my flight plans as they have now introduced a transit visa at a ridiculous price for the hour or two in their airport.

Based on fitness diva's comment OZ seem to have a large enough Asian population without having to leave the continent.

I am not certain of the demographics of NZ either but they certainly have a problem maintaining population levels as their youngsters also leave for greener pastures.

As for the Asian bit, it certainly looks like they have cast their nets in that direction to boost the population.

SheR. said...

Hey leave those marsupials alone! They are innocent. Take the sheep. They are stupid enough to not notice the difference between a sheep and human mate..:P

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Jenaisle,

Thanks. I just wanted to focus on this "human interest" piece. Isn't it interesting that in this day and age, men still have the attitudes of those who lived in the stone age?

It's sick thinking really. Thanks for dropping by. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Zen,

I went over the link you provided and I could feel your exasperation and temper rising at dangerous levels.

The post was painfully funny from your perspective but remains so true. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Tashabud,

Really! Alaska has the same problem? I guess that's the reason why the Governor's daughter got into early motherhood. There's too many of them to resist the temptation to experiment.

I hope she is left alone and not used for political purposes. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Caroline,

With that kind of an attitude, the Mayor could be single but divorced several times.

You're right, he has alienated the women from coming to their place. Women would be insulting themselves to even think of venturing in that region.

I am not sure if OZ has fully cast their net on Asians, but I do know of many marriages between Aussies and Asians, and the numbers are growing. As for NZ, I believe there is a larger population of sheep than humans, but these are not worth marrying. LOL!

Have a pleasant stay in NZ. Enjoy the grand kids. :-) --Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Sher,

Thank God you're back online. It was bad enough that I'm intermittently posting because of the complex system we have had to set up, and then you went missing!

I just visited your site and read your post on your ISP. Sorry to hear that.

Yes, maybe you're right, those marsupials are innocent and are tough, they can kick you to death! The sheep suggestion is better, if as you say, these are stupid - then they would be in the same brain wave as the mayor and his "men". LOL! :-) --Durano, done!

Zhu said...

Ah, OZ... Nothing surprises me about down under anymore since when looking for a casual job in Sydney, I found an ad in the paper that was looking for "kangaroo bone skinners" (I did NOT apply).

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Zhu,

"Kangaroo bone skinners"? If we were in the US I would think that they were looking for someone to circumcise Kangaroos, or , heaven forbid, castrate them. :-) It was smart of you not to apply. LOL! :-)--Durano, done!

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