Epistles of Thomas

March 12, 2010

Where killing women is socially acceptable

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas @ 18:39
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The Economist has a cover story and editorial this week about the gendercide taking place around the world. Gendercide is the eradication of female infants through selective abortion or exposure or neglect. Naturally speaking there are 105 boy born for every 100 girls but this evens out by marrying age because more boys die in childhood. Many countries around the world have birth ratios up to 130:100. I was surprised to see which countries have the most egregious ratios: China, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, South Korea, India, Serbia, Belarus, Bosnia, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Singapore.

By population China and India have the most to worry about because, as the article explains, there will be tens of millions of Chinese and Indian men with no chance of finding a wife and settling down. An increase in crime has already been noted and will only get worse as more and more men are left wifeless.

It is interesting to see what tact the editors of the Economist take in defending abortion while calling our attention to this horrendous gendercide: “For those who oppose abortion, this is mass murder. For those such as this newspaper, who think abortion should be “safe, legal and rare” (to use Bill Clinton’s phrase), a lot depends on the circumstances, but the cumulative consequence for societies of such individual actions is catastrophic.” Indeed it is catastrophic but how can our societal values prevent women from exercising their choice to murder the next generation of women? It is ironic that feminism and anti-female-ism have reaped the perfect storm. Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?



  1. Giving women the ‘right’ to exercise their ‘choice’ without removing the societal constraints and pressures which make that ‘choice’ statistically inevitable is, in actuality, an active removal of freedom. The perfect storm was inevitable when the results of fighting for equality was slavery disguised as liberation.

    Comment by Andrew — March 12, 2010 @ 19:25 | Reply

  2. So the biggest injustice of gendercide is the shortage of potential brides for men. Good to know.

    Comment by nagbabasang pinoy — March 16, 2010 @ 4:20 | Reply

    • Isn’t that what society has been reduced to – pragmatism? I read your post and agree wholeheartedly with your conclusion: “Sex selection is an odious form of discrimination. It is wrong because it is unjust to women, not merely because it is inconvenient for men. A baby girl should live not because she has to be somebody’s wife someday. She should live because she is entitled to do so, just as a boy have the same right to life.”

      Comment by Thomas — March 16, 2010 @ 7:49 | Reply

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