Can we now lay to rest- at least for another week- the myth that women are less aggressive and minded to die for their countries than men? This poll from Family Security Matters, a national security pressure group, shows that out of a sample of 1000 college students- 40% of the women said they were prepared to volunteer to fight in the US military whereas only 14% of the male students shared that conviction. Of course the poll may be an outlier, of course the number of students is smallish though normally polls for elections are around a couple of thousands. The poll was conducted by what looks like a reputable company. I suspect the figures are closer than the poll gives- but it is rather interesting that the gender bias that you might, on the basis of gender stereotypes imagine, was reversed.