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takeitineasy t1_ja8be1g wrote

Perhaps because actual women and children on these boats are rare. The vast majority are adult men.


PEVEI t1_ja8c8jr wrote

There are almost always some women and people under 18, they just aren't the majority, which is also probably the reason for the careful phrasing in the article. "Among" and "Includes" implying without stating that it was a tiny minority of the whole.