Wednesday, December 06, 2006

You're Only Allowed One

So I was reading that China's population of 1.3 billion people would be 400 million higher if not for the government killing all the baby girls. Woops, did I say that? Silly me, I meant to say, if not for the government's policy of limiting families to having only one child.

Of course, China prizes males over females (stupid asshats) so the result has been millions of abortions, sterilizations, and murders as couples force the issue. There is no record, of course, of how many baby girls have been killed so that a couple can legally try again to have one (MALE) child. One statistic I read said that 117 boys are born for every 100 girls. HOWEVER, that statistic was provided by the Chinese government, and lying asshats that they are, I'm sure the ratio of boys to girls born is actually much higher. In the U.S. by the way, the sex ratio is approximately 105 boys born for every 100 girls.

I'm really disgusted that in the 21st century not only does this gender bias still exist; but that it exists to such a degree that people actually kill babies solely on the basis of their being female. So who is to blame here? The Chinese government says the one-child policy has slowed population growth and contributed positively to the country's socioeconomic development. Yet, there certainly is an imbalanced sex ratio - who is going to take care of all these valued males when they get older? 'Cause there won't be any women left you chauvinistic dumbshits!

Why does China still have this belief that males are better than females? Granted, I think that belief also still exists to an extent in the U.S., but we don't go around killing babies for the sole reason that they happen to be female. Shame on the Chinese government for not changing this sterotype. They certainly could since they control all the media in the country! How different would China be if every baby who happens to be female was allowed to be born resulting in a more normal sex ratio? Just curious. Sad we'll never know.

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