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War Against Women Starts With Killing Baby Girls in China, India, and

March 15, 2010
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There is more news on the web about the overrun of little boys compared with little girls in countries like India, China and other countries where girls are not as well-respected as boys.  What follows that is the concept that women are not as valued as men.  In a turn of events that I am sure the parents who chose genocide over birthing a girl didn’t anticipate is that the girls will end up having more power than the men who outnumber them sometimes two to one.  Women are a precious commodity in those areas, and the boys will simply become another number.

Surprised you say?

Well, I am adding a rather long quote from another blog that cites The Economist, books, and other statistics that present a fairly bleak future for the world of men:

Today, there are well over 100 million fewer females alive in the world than there should otherwise be. They are not among us because they have been killed. Some were murdered on their wedding night because they did not bring sufficient dowry; some the moment they were born simply because they were female. Millions have been murdered through sex-selective abortion.

The March 4, 2010 edition of The Economist magazine published an article that ought to be a wake up call to the church, if not the planet:  Gendercide: The War on Baby Girls A longer edition may be found here.

As the article points out, “In China and northern India more than 120 boys are being born for every 100 girls.” In some provinces of China the ratio is 130 boys for every 100 girls. In the Indian states of Bihar and Rajasthan, the ratio is 165 boys for every 100 girls. What are the implications of these facts for a society? What are the moral implications when human life is taken so casually, when females are so despised by a society? What are the social implications in a country like China where there are now 30,000,000 men who have no hope for being married? What will these pressures mean in terms of the rise of homosexuality, a propensity towards war, and the buying and selling of females for brides? What are the implications for the economic health, social peace, and political justice when this kind of atrocity occurs?

Sadly, genderside is only the tip of the iceberg in what amounts to a war against women.  Women are murdered through infanticide, female-feticide, dowry deaths, and honor killing. With regards to the latter, a courageous film was released last year called The Stoning of Soraya M that draws a spotlight on this horrific practice. If you choose to watch it, prepare to be sickened.

Beyond murder, there is unspeakable violence. Women are raped, battered, humiliated, impoverished, and disfigured. We are witnessing a rapidly growing market for global trafficking of girls and young women into prostitution, pornography, the child sex trade, sex tourism, and bride trafficking (think of 30 million men in China looking for wives!).  Female bodies are attacked with knives, chemicals, and other instruments through female genital mutilation (FGM), breast ironing (to reduce the size of the breast), forced sterilizations, and abortions.

In the area of abortion alone, worldwide there are 46 million abortions performed every year, or 126,000 every day. This works out to about one abortion for every woman in the world. The majority are performed on unborn girls.

This war against women is equally a war against the maternal, the family, and ultimately, all of us. In his book Rumors of Another World, author Phillip Yancey points out that this hatred of the female is bringing down birthrates throughout the world:  ”Fertility in eighty-three countries representing 44% of the world’s population has fallen below replacement levels; in the developed countries, the net reproduction rate is 0.7 and dropping, which means that the next generation will be only 70% as large as this one.”  If left unchecked, this trajectory will bring a “demographic winterthat will lead to the social, economic, and political collapse of nations.

I am not sure if all nations will collapse, but I have to admit that my first response is that survival of the fittest must include women, because if the societies of men die out, then the true importance of women can no longer be ignored.  Of course, the crass part of me thinks that the die-outs just occur in an unsustainable world view, and the cultures that value women will continue to grow simply because man can not reproduce alone.  But there is more to this than simple reproduction–we need to look at the fact that having a single gender simply isn’t the strongest approach to survival.  So for all of you out there who have wondered about the power of women, the true test may be to see just what happens when societies eradicate them, and it just may spell disaster.

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  1. September 15, 2012 4:35 pm

    There,s not a war against women, women have killed world wide over 2,Billion babies, in the last 50yrs,more than all the wars of all time, murered by abortion!!! then they all became fools.

    • brokeharvardgrad permalink*
      September 18, 2012 8:23 pm

      Who became fools?

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