The articles starts
SINGLE women, if you want a man in Melbourne, you'll need to leave bayside Elwood and head to the bachelor hot spot, Footscray
and more or less continues downhill from there.
In his latest book, Man Drought and Other Social Issues of the New Century, demographer Bernard Salt explores the man drought striking single women in their 30s and worsening through life, and the "sheila shortage" for men in their 20s.
Based on 2006 census figures, the book investigates the chances of love in a capital city, where women seek work and culture (and men), leaving men tied to farms and rural jobs.
Based on some deeply dodgy analysis by professional
It is, of course, nothing of the sort. It’s a free plug for Salt’s latest book – a book, let me again add, already two years out of date.
I’d say this is a corruption of the Age’s news values but quite frankly, what news values?
If they think this sort of dribble is news, then I’m glad I got out of the journalism caper.
*Not to be outdone, the Australian whacked it on page three. Jesus wept.