Yeah, you wonder where they get that figure. 50%. Not 47%, not 57% but a very specific value. It's worth asking the question where they got the information if you want to engage with that particular (usually victim blaming) conversation.
People, usually, don't mean to be cruel or unhelpful but some of them are remarkably good at it. Sadly, they are just mindlessly parroting nonsense they read on Facebook or in New Idea or some such high value publication. Every once in a while you come across someone who justly deserves to be told to fuck off. I like that bit; it almost makes it worth putting up with the benignly idiotic.
Remarkable restraint, @pattij That one would have provoked me to extended displays of profanity.
She's probably the sort that would also tell you that being angry contributes to 60% of cancer, stressed (but not necessarily angry) 40%, tired 30%, prone to fits of 'uproarious elevation' 22%, eating meat 48%, fluoride 20% etc etc If at the end you escape a 375% chance of the disease you can thank your lack of family history. Phhhffft