And it skews our elections heavily toward certain states, as we know.
The average U.S. congregation has been shedding men for years, and now skews 61% female and 39% male.
The workforce now skews female, and men have been hit harder by the recession, forcing women into the breadwinner role.
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.