- Paperback: 188 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; 1St Edition edition (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143101706
- ISBN-13: 978-0143101703
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Disappearing Daughters: The Tragedy of Female Foeticide Paperback – August 1, 2007
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In China "the most venomous of curses has been 'May you die without sons'" (p 71). With China's draconian one child policy many parents and grandparents feel even more strongly the need to make that one child a son.
With sex selected abortion and amniocentesis widely available throughout Asia, girls are being aborted in phenomenal numbers. Or, if even abortion is too expensive, many girls are being neglected to death, not fed properly and beaten often. In India girl babies are put in sleep, in the local parlance, by being given plant milk poison soon after birth. In one district in India "70% of infant girls did not survive birth" (p 53).
The number of 100 million women aborted or poisoned to death is barely comprehensible. It is a continent of women. Gone forever now, their voices silenced.
In 20 or 30 years from now, what will the likely future consequences of such huge imbalances in male to female be? This book does not discuss this, but you might want to pick up another book: "Bare Branches", which does. The research in "Bare Branches" reveals that historically such huge imbalances have led to war. Another likely result is the further denigration of women.
It is a comparison study by taking data of 3 countries (from 1800s to the latest available demographics) to prove that this propaganda is too mysterious and dubious.