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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Will we allow half the sky to fall down?

A review of a book on tragic, and important issue, shares, (with its subject? I haven't read the book,) a curious blindspot:
Today, now, more than 100 million women are missing. They have vanished. In normal circumstances, women live longer than men—but China has 107 males for every 100 females in its overall population, India has 108, and Pakistan has 111. Where have these women gone? They have been killed or allowed to die. Medical treatment is often reserved for boys, while violence against women is routine. More girls are killed in this "gendercide" each decade than in all the genocides of the 20th century. This year, another 2 million girls will "disappear."

They cannot bring themselves to admit the part that abortion, that societal and state sanctioned killing of the unborn for purposes of sex selection plays in this.

Fear they'd lose their liberal cred?

If only they would embrace true liberality.

Gendercide indeed.

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