Gendercide 24/7 and you don’t care

October 3, 2007

Why aren’t the feminists in America focused on ending the slaughter of young women in China and India? I’m not talking about abortion. I’m talking about the murder of babies; young girls, the handicapped or other unwanted children.

It’s sad but it’s nothing new. Back in 200BC the Greeks were doing this with a smile on their face. I bet you weren’t taught about this in Public School. You probably weren’t told about the ugly side of the Greeks because they are the beloved of academia. The Greeks were pigs in so many ways…but I digress. The current champions of death today are China and India.

Here’s a recent true story from India…

Lakshmi already had one daughter, so when she gave birth to a second girl, she killed her. For the three days of her second child’s short life, Lakshmi admits, she refused to nurse her. To silence the infant’s famished cries, the impoverished village woman squeezed the milky sap from an oleander shrub, mixed it with castor oil, and forced the poisonous potion down the newborn’s throat. The baby bled from the nose, then died soon afterward. Female neighbors buried her in a small hole near Lakshmi’s square thatched hut of sunbaked mud. They sympathized with Lakshmi, and in the same circumstances, some would probably have done what she did. For despite the risk of execution by hanging and about 16 months of a much-ballyhooed government scheme to assist families with daughters, in some hamlets of … Tamil Nadu, murdering girls is still sometimes believed to be a wiser course than raising them. “A daughter is always liabilities. How can I bring up a second?” Lakshmi, 28, answered firmly when asked by a visitor how she could have taken her own child’s life eight years ago. “Instead of her suffering the way I do, I thought it was better to get rid of her.”

Quote by John-Thor Dahlburg writing for the LA Times in his article, “Where killing baby girls ‘is no big sin'”

Things are worse in China where girls are considered “maggots in the rice.” Read on if you have the stomach…

…culture dictates that when a girl marries she leaves her family and becomes part of her husband’s family. For this reason Chinese peasants have for many centuries wanted a son to ensure there is someone to look after them in their old age — having a boy child is the best pension a Chinese peasant can get. Baby girls are even called “maggots in the rice”…Quote from “Gendercide and Genocide” by Adam Jones

 

I’m not disillusioned by this horrific tragedy. I know many wonderful people from China and India. That’s why I believe we can prevent this from happening. The people of the world need to be more vocal about our disapproval of these egregious acts.

If you care about this topic you might consider getting involved. It’s actually easier then you might think. There’s more than one website dedicated to stopping Gendercide, you could simply surf over to http://www.gendercide.org/ and signup for their mailing list.

It would only take seconds to become part of the solution instead of part of the problem, but I bet you won’t take the time. My experience has been that most people want to ignore problems like this. You’d probably rather pretend it doesn’t exist.

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5 Responses to “Gendercide 24/7 and you don’t care”

  1. Leslie Says:

    Even if we want to help, and yes there is people who think this is a horrible thing and want to stop it (like myself). You have to think about this: How can we change the view of people whose culture have been doing this for hundreds of years? For them it is just a way of life. We can try to help, but if they do not want to help themselves, because they see this as a normal thing to do, then it will continue to happen regardless of what other people in the world think. Just because some people think that what you are doing is wrong or your beliefs are wrong (which you have learned to do for years now), doesn’t mean that you will stop and change it, it isn’t just that simple. Or am I wrong? 😛

  2. 8r13n Says:

    I don’t think culture/religion/tradition, etc. should be an excuse for bad behavior. The Nazi culture said it was fine to do all kinds of horrible things to people. Would you have dismissed their actions the same way?

    By the way, Nazi’s started by killing young children and old people (the sick and weak amoung them). They believed it was required for their people to eventually become gods. …Yep. They wanted to purify their bloodline, once it was clean enough they were supposed to become gods or something. ….Anywayz, since that was a part of their culture maybe we should have left them alone?

  3. Leslie Says:

    In someway we did, we didn’t really stop it right away, it took a while for it to be over.

  4. 8r13n Says:

    My question was, “…should have left them alone?” You didn’t answer that.

    What you just said is that we left them (those in the Nazi movement) alone for a while. But eventually we addressed the issue and resolved the problem. That’s exactly what I think we need to do about Gendercide.

    I’m not saying we should invade China or India. I think every issue needs to be addressed differently. What I am saying is that this issue needs to be addressed.

    The first step towards resolving this issue is becoming more organized and informed. That’s why I suggested people sign up for the mailing list. If a few million people did that (there are over a billion people online) I think we could, as a group, quickly eliminate this problem.

    We’re not talking about the unborn here, these are young children. I don’t understand why haze can cloud this issue like abortion. It seems VERY black and white to me. Killing children is wrong.

  5. 8r13n Says:

    …Part of why I think the internet is key is because most of these other counties have even more people online then we do here in America.

    There are twice as many people online in Asia and Europe. There’s only 223 million people online in all of North America. Would you have guessed they had more internet users? Check out the stats…

    http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm


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