Females being Sex Selected out of Existence

Holy Hormones Journal: Stop the world I want to get off! This is not our reality. This is now how women would have created the world – if we had a say. I say we secede to another planet – where we can create our own reality based on our values and beliefs. One where we would not be discriminated, abused, raped, drugged, maimed, sex trafficked, ignored, denied – told it is all in our heads. Nor would we ear out babies…. I did not have the heart to post this article as a stand alone.  But yes, people are eating their aborted fetuses (mostly girls) in China.
Hysteria – a word to make women feel insane for knowing what they know. ~ Eve Ensler, In The Body of the World

Girls Not Allowed

Prenatal sex selection is an unfolding tragedy. Vanessa Baird assesses the damage done – both personal and global.
New Internationalist Magazine
October 2013
Vanessa Baird

‘Sex selection is a rampant, multibillion dollar industry. That’s what keeps it going…’

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There’s a moment in the documentary film ‘It’s a Girl’ that is at once chilling and heart-rending.

A woman smiles nervously as she starts to describe the methods she used to kill her eight new-born baby daughters.

Then she puts her hand up to her own neck, to indicate strangulation – and it’s almost as though she were doing it to herself. Which, in a way, she was.

We soon learn that several other women in her community in rural Tamil Nadu admit to similar measures to provide their husbands with a son.

Such brutal customs are rare in India today, sociologists say, and confined to certain isolated communities.

A far greater number of baby girls die more slowly – from neglect. Hence the shocking statistic: an Indian girl aged between one and five is 75 per cent more likely to die than a boy. It’s the worst under-five gender differential in the world.

But far more common than letting girls die today is another form of sex discrimination – making sure that girls aren’t born at all.

Skewing the world

Foetal imaging technology became widely available in the 1980s. Expectant parents in China and India, the planet’s most populous countries, were able to know the sex of the baby in the womb. And if they did not like what they saw, they could abort and try again.

The result of their choices: more boys. Many, many more boys. It is estimated that in China alone there will be 30-40 million more boys under the age of 19 by 2020 than girls. That’s equivalent to all the boys in the US.

Naturally, it also means far fewer girls. The latest global UN estimates are that 117 million females are missing. In other words, women and girls who would be alive now were it not for sex selection before birth or neglect and infanticide after. Imagine the entire female populations of Britain, Canada, Australia, Spain and France – all gone.

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Listen to Botha’s radio interview with Evan Grae Davis, producer of the It’s A Girl Documentary.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.