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on November 30, 2015
This well-written book really delivers some chilling information. I just wonder why people aren't caring about the plight of women? The millions of aborted girls means millions of men that will never, ever have a wife. Where do people think the ISIS is coming from? Why is there a seemingly unlimited number of unmarried fighting age males? Hm? Wake up, people!
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on November 21, 2015
Thought provoking discussion, but I wish she had acknowledged the environmental impact of world overpopulation. The absence of this aspect spoils the first part of the book where she discusses the fault of the West in pressuring the East to lower its population. The author tells us this pressure was one of the major causes of the current skewed sex ratio but she leaves out any recognition of the environmental problems caused by overpopulation. Yes, the methods used were abominable, but the idea, the necessity to lower population, is valid and absent from this book.
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on October 4, 2015
This book offers a highly readable and well documented account of how many societies are generating horrendous gender imbalances. However, the final sections are quite confused. The author was unable to draw out some obvious implications from the earlier chapters, namely that the comparative ease of access to abortion, coupled with new technologies for identifying the gender of babies in the womb, had laid the basis for what amounts to systematic destruction of unborn girls. It is a feminist issue that leaves many feminists utterly confused.
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on July 9, 2015
Bought for school.
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on February 26, 2015
Provocative, disturbing, tragic - these are some of the words that come to mind after I finished reading this book. Mara Hvistendahl brilliantly delves into the reasons why in so many countries, female fetuses/babies are killed. Before reading this book, I thought this disgusting practice was confined to Asia, but Hvistendahl shows this is not the case at all. The numbers she presents in her book are staggering! The "loss" of females amounts to almost the entire U.S. population!
Common sense dictates that due to this practice, those females who are alive would be more valued and cherished. The author does a great job detailing how contrarily, females are more likely to be abused (trafficked as sex slaves or brides) because of the demand for females. This is irony at its most tragic.
This book is an urgent call to action to all sensible humans that female infanticide must end, due to the many negative effects that result from this practice. Hopefully, all sensible humans where ever they are will see the great harm perpetuated on society and take action to end this once and for all.
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on January 6, 2015
By far the best book I've read in 2014. The facts are presented logically so that understanding the technology is clear. It is certainly material which makes for interesting reading. Statistics lend the cases credence though one reader's complaint that the statistics are taken out of context may be a fair criticism.
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on January 3, 2015
a wide ranging indictment of the practice of sex selection and its consequences
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on November 12, 2014
I tried to like this book but couldn't. Im sure it's important,but needed a good editor. Very repetitious.
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on October 2, 2014
An interesting, well-written read, even with the weighty subject matter.
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on August 2, 2014
i lost this book jeje
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