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A preference for sons in China, India and South Korea combined with easy access to sex-selective abortions has led to a significant imbalance between the number of males and females born in these countries. The sex ratio at birth (SRB) -- the number of boys born to every 100 girls -- is consistent in human populations in which about 105 males are born to every 100 females. However, with the advent of ultrasounds that enable sex-selection, the sex ratio at birth in some cities in South Korea climbed to 125 by 1992 and is over 130 in several Chinese provinces from Henan in the north to Hainan in
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by undo
Yes, well there is a certain element on ATS like that, but most people here are more aware, to some degree, then there are the ones supporting the dark side.
This is a huge problem. That 52% male dominance at birth is turned around by age 20, where its slightly more women, in most societies. That is just nature compensating for men having more accidents, being more action oriented, and less concerned with their health overall.
This is a real crisis for countries that have experienced this, and its up to their leaders, to actually ensure this doesnt happen. Or citizens pushing the leaders.
Originally posted by lewman
imo, china tends to keep its nose out of other nations politics etc... as much as they can while at the same time selling them chop sticks, tv's and even constructing the odd railroad or factory.
i somehow doubt that they will start taking girls by force from other nations but i can definatly see the people applying for residency's and citezenship's in other nations at an increased rate as more people can afford to move abroad and they may seek western looking women to marry and have kids with.
The phenomenon of female infanticide is as old as many cultures, and has likely accounted for millions of gender-selective deaths throughout history. It remains a critical concern in a number of "Third World" countries today, notably the two most populous countries on earth, China and India. In all cases, specifically female infanticide reflects the low status accorded to women in most parts of the world; it is arguably the most brutal and destructive manifestation of the anti-female bias that pervades "patriarchal" societies. It is closely linked to the phenomena of sex-selective abortion, which targets female fetuses almost exclusively, and neglect of girl children.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by Nightchild
i agree there's alot of prejudice in western cultures towards men but i think that's part of the plan. because it wasn't a rational approach. it was an extreme approach. extreme approaches demand opposite responses.