Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Where Have All the Girls Gone?

If John and I chose to have a third baby, I pray is another girl. I'm in love with tutus and fairies. But if God CHOOSES to give me a boy, I'll be just as happy. I don't understand people (moms) who do whatever it takes to select the gender of their babies either naturally or by a scientific method because they want to even out their offsprings or whatever reasons they have.

If my mother would have set out to do the impossible to have two boys and two girls, I would have missed out on meeting one of my sisters. I don't get people! Let God choose!


By Debra Saunders

Published August 02, 2011

The world is becoming unbalanced. In pockets across the globe, women are giving birth to too many boys. In China, the sex ratio is 121 boys to 100 girls. In India, it's 112 to 100. Sex selection also is a force in the Balkans, Armenia and Georgia. In her eye-opening book, "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," journalist Mara Hvistendahl estimates that ultrasound and abortion have "claimed over 160 million potential women and girls -- in Asia alone." That's more than the entire female population of the United States.

If you think that scarcity makes women more valuable, you are right -- but that does not mean females benefit. As "surplus men" have trouble finding mates, young girls are forced into prostitution. Others are forced into arranged marriages. On Taiwan's eBay, Hvistendahl finds three Vietnamese women for sale for $5,400.

Those women who do well economically in the new order sadly are more likely to abort daughters in favor of sons.

The results are equally bleak for men. Many boys grow up knowing they are unlikely to marry and start a family. In two years, 1 in 10 Chinese men will lack a female counterpart. The Chinese have a term -- fenquing for "angry youth" -- to describe the legions of young men likely to grow old alone. They find release in places like the Rising Sun Anger Release Bar, "where for the price of a few drinks, customers can pummel one of the bar's hired hands." In that equation, both men are losers.


qixxsilver said...

I think, if you did have another you should have a boy! God will give you what He wants, but I want to see y'all with a boy to carry on the name! And for Eva to date when she's older, because I know he would have proper values installed by great parents! <3

The Seaman's said...

awe! John would love to have a boy but only if God wills it.

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