Thursday, August 02, 2007

Feshtoid # 5269

Today I learned that 80% of all women in Egypt wear the hijab (i.e. cover their hair with the Islamic head scarf). Seeing that Christians are 10% of the population, this means that 50% of all women without hijab are statistically Christian. I found that very interesting, because as a teenager all my Muslim friends used to tease me that I have 1 in 10 chance of the girl being Christian, now with the hijab factor in I have 1 in 2 chance!

I don't know why I'm blogging about this, it's not like I meet random girls all the time and I have a need to determine their religion! It's just something that I was teased so much about while growing up and I was happy to hear this statistic. Yes, teenage Fesh is still alive in me.

But in all fairness I think my calculation is biased, seeing that this number is over total population and my guess is that the hijab penetration is much higher with certain socio-economic classes and also in specific areas. So probably if you factor that in, probably folks I mingle with would be more at 50% hijab penetration, which means statistically I have a 1 in 5 chances.... ah crap .......back to square one :S

7 comments:

Forsoothsayer said...

yeah it's rough. stats are against us.

Feshfesh said...

"us"? There is no "us" we guys have the unfair advantage of hijab, what have you got?

*Fesh mocks Forsooth...

Forsoothsayer said...

i have baldness and gold necklaces. and shortness. and residence in heliopolis.

Feshfesh said...

ugh....on gold necklaces... that's the most disgusting. Very true... atleast the two other ones are not by choice :S

aCE said...

i hereby demand that the statistic of "10% christian in Egypt" be changed to the true number of 22%... how can you ever trust government statistics?

aCE said...

i hereby demand that the statistic of "10% christian in Egypt" be changed to the true number of 22%... how can you ever trust government statistics?

Feshfesh said...

True man... everyone has an agenda.... except me.