Men let their hearts rule their minds on independence

FOR me the standout statistic in the referendum poll (News, 18 May) is the great disparity between male and female 
respondents: males, 44 No to 41 Yes, females 48 No to 27 Yes, with a much higher proportion of females undecided.

This would seem to confirm George Galloway’s characterisation of support for independence as a “Hampden roar” rather than a measured and thoughtful response. We have the tribal, chest-beating menfolk running mindlessly into battle while the pragmatic, sceptical women look to the 
realities and wait for some 
actual evidence of what it is they would be voting for.

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It’s a stereotype, obviously, but there it is.

Douglas Gibb, East Lothian