Thursday, September 28, 2017

Where Are the Feminists?

From LifeNews:
Yesterday I stumbled across the trailer for a documentary called It’s A Girl. The 3-minute preview stopped me in my tracks – particularly the part in which an Indian woman matter-of-factly describes how she strangled her newborn daughters. Eight of them. In America, a mother who did this to her children would be condemned as a psychopath and imprisoned. In India, this mother walks free, one of many who acted on culturally acceptable impulses.

In parts of Asia – especially India and China – baby girls are undesirable, even unacceptable. In China, a ”one-child” policy, enforced by the state with forced sterilizations and abortions, exacerbates gendercide, leading some parents to take matters into their own hands. If you’re allowed only two children, and you already have one girl…well, in a culture where males are valued much more highly than females, it’s not hard to imagine what follows. Baby girls are stuck in sacks and thrown in rivers and down wells, even dumped upside-down in buckets of water.

 The United Nations estimates that about 200 million girls are missing from the world due to this rampant genocide – now commonly called “gendercide.” The effects of these heinous practices, as time goes on, could be devastating in parts of Asia, as men look around and realize that all their potential wives do not exist. (Read more.)


julygirl said...

I believe China recently discontinued this restriction because of the fact there was a scarcity of females in the population for wives.

elena maria vidal said...

I wish that were true but sadly the policy continues. I the country they have allowed people to have two children because they need help with farm work.