There are so many single men in one rural North Dakota town that rather than celebrating the fact that the gender ratio is reversed, many women feel threatened for their safety.
Unlike the rest of the country, there are more unmarried men in Williston, North Dakota, than unmarried women because of a recent boom in oil.
Men seeking labor-intensive and high-paying jobs have flocked to the town in droves, but the same cannot be said of women.
The gender disparity has had serious repercussions as the few women who do live in the town feel threatened and unsafe even walking around the local Walmart alone for fear of being followed by lonely men.
'So many people look at you like you’re a piece of meat
Bars are filled with men, some of whom are so desperate for female attention that the proposition any lone female patrons with degrading requests: The Times article mentions how a group of men asked a pair of young women to come back to their apartment, strip naked, and then serve them beer while they watched a fight on TV, all for $7,000.
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