One in Ten


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One in Ten

A popular phrase that derives from Alfred Kinsey’s influential paper on male sexuality in 1948, which concluded that 13% of men are exclusively gay; a sister paper on female sexuality in 1953 concluded that 7% of women are exclusive lesbians. The resultant media conclusion that 10% of the population is exclusively gay was a number far greater than popularly believed pre-Kinsey.
References in classic literature ?
Even women and children are ready to quarrel for the sake of a color, and not one in ten of them knows what it is about.
And hence, I think, we may very fairly draw an argument, to prove how extremely natural virtue is to the fair sex; for, though there is not, perhaps, one in ten thousand who is capable of making a good actress, and even among these we rarely see two who are equally able to personate the same character, yet this of virtue they can all admirably well put on; and as well those individuals who have it not, as those who possess it, can all act it to the utmost degree of perfection.