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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 04:37 AM
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53. Thus turning it from an Indian cultural problem ...
... into a "racism" or "xenophobia" problem in the country that
they migrate to ... but at least it's not India's problem any more ...
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  -Study shows girls increasingly aborted in India Freddie Stubbs  May-24-11 10:11 AM   #0 
  - They should not be having more than one child  grahamhgreen   May-24-11 10:31 AM   #1 
  - That should always be a choice on the part of the woman. It's her body. (nt)  ehrnst   May-24-11 11:47 AM   #16 
     - Selectively aborting female fetuses is misogyny. It has nothing to to do with  snagglepuss   May-24-11 12:15 PM   #19 
        - The reason behind it is irrelevant.  Xithras   May-24-11 12:23 PM   #21 
        - I imagine one may quite easily support choice yet abhor a cultural tradition.  LanternWaste   May-24-11 01:13 PM   #27 
        - +1000% --  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:25 PM   #33 
        - Abhor all you want.  Xithras   May-24-11 01:43 PM   #34 
           - And I'm merely claiming that one may approve of action A...  LanternWaste   May-24-11 01:55 PM   #36 
        - Hear, hear.  Atypical Liberal   May-24-11 02:13 PM   #39 
        - You can't start dithering over the reasons.  Quantess   May-24-11 12:58 PM   #25 
        - When women are brainwashed by patriarchal concepts ... as we've seen in their  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:17 PM   #28 
           - Broken Record  WatsonT   May-25-11 01:42 PM   #55 
        - Nope. Choice is choice.  Atypical Liberal   May-24-11 02:13 PM   #38 
        - This is in response to your statement that they shouldn't have any more kids  ehrnst   May-24-11 02:57 PM   #43 
  - holy sh**.  livefreest   May-24-11 10:46 AM   #2 
  - It's really a form of genocide.  leftyladyfrommo   May-24-11 10:52 AM   #3 
  - China is doing much the same thing.  TheWraith   May-24-11 11:17 AM   #8 
  - Which is ultimately what patriarchy is about --  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:18 PM   #29 
  - Maybe China and India  Yupster   May-25-11 01:25 AM   #52 
  - This is really a disgrace and stronger measures are warranted.  cosmicone   May-24-11 10:54 AM   #4 
  - It shouldn't be the woman's choice?  Freddie Stubbs   May-24-11 11:04 AM   #6 
  - Is it?  KansDem   May-24-11 11:40 AM   #14 
  - No, women should not be free in 'Asia's largest democracy.'  closeupready   May-24-11 12:42 PM   #22 
  - The problem isn't with "CHOICE" - the problem is with male-supremacist concepts ...  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:21 PM   #30 
  - It is not a choice a woman makes based upon what is good for the baby.  cosmicone   May-24-11 03:20 PM   #45 
  - fuck them all, if they want to play with some stupid dowry system i don't feel bad for any of them  JI7   May-24-11 02:52 PM   #42 
  - Good God!  Odin2005   May-24-11 10:58 AM   #5 
  - Certain in the UK  dipsydoodle   May-24-11 11:10 AM   #7 
  - Where I used to live  laundry_queen   May-25-11 12:51 AM   #51 
  - it impossible...  iandhr   May-24-11 11:19 AM   #9 
  - Women are second class citizens everywhere. We don't have the  valerief   May-24-11 11:20 AM   #10 
  - +1  bitchkitty   May-24-11 11:32 AM   #13 
  - We don't have the penchant for killing that young men have  AlbertCat   May-24-11 12:21 PM   #20 
  - That one had me scratching my head, as well.  Frank Cannon   May-24-11 08:35 PM   #50 
  - +1 -- Patriarchy and violence are mirror images of one another --  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:22 PM   #31 
     - It goes back a little further than 40 years. Try 8,000...  GliderGuider   May-24-11 01:46 PM   #35 
        - Agree on overall war on women --  defendandprotect   May-24-11 02:05 PM   #37 
           - Have you read Riane Eisler's book "The Chalice and the Blade"?  GliderGuider   May-24-11 02:31 PM   #40 
              - An old story -- male violence came from somewhere behind Turkey ...  defendandprotect   May-24-11 03:13 PM   #44 
  - In America, religion considers abortion a sin. In India, religion...well...  alp227   May-24-11 11:25 AM   #11 
  - Only when governments begin to interrupt male-supremacist teachings ....  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:24 PM   #32 
  - This has been the case for a long time......  backtomn   May-24-11 11:25 AM   #12 
  - I cannot believe that some Indian women don't feel intense pressure to abort girls  Dreamer Tatum   May-24-11 11:45 AM   #15 
  - It won't change without a fundemental shift in their view of women.  ehrnst   May-24-11 11:51 AM   #17 
  - The reason for this situation is the dowry system in India  zalinda   May-24-11 11:52 AM   #18 
  - It takes a looong time...  JaneFordA   May-24-11 12:45 PM   #23 
  - This is very easy to understand from an anthropological point of view.  GliderGuider   May-24-11 12:46 PM   #24 
  - Up to 12 million girls aborted in India over last 30 years:study  defendandprotect   May-24-11 01:12 PM   #26 
  - For social harmony a 50/50 split is best.  Kurska   May-24-11 04:08 PM   #48 
     - Nature puts its trust in females -- I'll stick with that --  defendandprotect   May-25-11 02:08 PM   #58 
        - Appeal to nature is a logical fallacy, the natural state of being is not the one most conductive to  Kurska   May-25-11 06:00 PM   #60 
           - Well, obviously patriarchal thinking doesn't much care for nature ...  defendandprotect   May-25-11 11:59 PM   #62 
  - i wonder if this will result in control of population with the sons unable  JI7   May-24-11 02:51 PM   #41 
  - They'll import brides from somewhere else, or leave the country  slackmaster   May-24-11 03:24 PM   #46 
     - Thus turning it from an Indian cultural problem ...  Nihil   May-25-11 04:37 AM   #53 
     - They'll be in the US, working "IT jobs that Americans don't want." n/t  Lance_Boyle   May-25-11 02:22 PM   #59 
  - This problem will work itself out in the long run...  Endangered Specie   May-24-11 04:05 PM   #47 
  - +100  smirkymonkey   May-24-11 04:29 PM   #49 
  - Would you be saying that if the situation/power were reversed ...  defendandprotect   May-25-11 01:56 PM   #56 
  - Biology suggests that this trait will be bred out of a population in short order  WatsonT   May-25-11 01:39 PM   #54 
  - Well, if US Repugs ruled India...  iwishiwas   May-25-11 02:03 PM   #57 
  - A 4 Part Special Report On This From The BBC: "India's Unwanted Girls"  Turborama   May-25-11 10:02 PM   #61 
  - I would be reluctant to throw the word "choice" around this issue  Sen. Walter Sobchak   May-26-11 12:35 AM   #63 
 

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