Do women feel safer around men or around bears? The answer isn’t that surprising

This is the debate raging on social networks right now: Would you rather be alone in the woods with a bear or a man? The vast majority of women opt for the first option, for more than logical reasons.

This is the question that currently divides on social media, particularly on TikTok. Several users ask themselves a crucial question: Would you rather be alone in the woods with a bear or a man? And from the responses online, it seems like most of the women who answer the question say choose the bear.

Would a bear be safer than a man?

Reactions that – obviously – shock many male internet users, but which seem logical to many women. The thousands of respondents gave several reasons why they would choose the bear: To ensure that a bear leaves you alone in the event of an attack, there are guidelines. To ensure that a man leaves you alone in the event of an attack, nothing is less certain.

The American actress explains it Khadijah Cooper posted a video on his TikTok account of a bear lunging to attack a group of hikers, then turning away when they yelled at him, commenting, “ Did you all see how the bear said “Give me your number”, the people said “No”, then the bear said “Oh, ok, I’m leaving”? Men, this is why we don’t choose you ”, as can be seen below.


#embroider with @JuanDeMontrealproof! #manvsbeast #bear

♬ original sound – JuanDeMontreal

Research proves him right: in the last 15 years, there have been only 664 attacks worldwide, or about forty per year, and very few of them are fatal. Concretely, there is almost a 1 in 2.1 million chance of being attacked by a bear.

While according to the NGO Plan International Belgium, 91% of girls have been victims of sexual harassment in public spaces. The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women – approximately 736 million worldwide – have experienced sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by a non-partner in their lifetime. While in France, a femicide occurs every two and a half days on average.

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