July 28, 2008

Boys vs. girls in China

China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women by 2020, making it difficult for them to find wives. The gender imbalance could lead to social instability. I don't get it. Ive heard the rumors about boys babies vs girls and I didn't believe it. Then I did the research and found that around 118 boys were born to every 100 girls in 2005. That was 3 years ago. What is it like today? Yikes. It seems that someone has made a terrible mistake. In wanting a society of boys to pass on the family name, they forgot one thing. The girls are the ones that have the babies. If you have nothing but boys, how do they think this will all work out? A traditional preference for boys, in a country with a one-child policy, is the root of the problem. Yes, I said policy. They MAKE you chose and lean on you to produce boys. Abortions are popular in that region if the mother is carrying a female. There may be a suspected under-reporting of female births, but because they are unreported, no one can be sure. The Lord made man and woman for a reason, so they can come together and procreate. You cant play God and expect things to turn out alright. Rumor has it that they have been doing this for years. Obviously, look at the ratios. The increasing difficulties men face finding wives may lead to social instability. The one-child policy that is currently in place has already led to other major problems and that's with many single children facing the prospect of supporting two parents and four grandparents well into their old age. Who was the one that came up with this bright idea? Whats wrong with girls? I think they need to educate these people on birth control and let well enough alone. No one should be forced to abort a baby. That just isnt how nature should take its course. I believe in choice, but according to these stats, the woman doesnt have one. Heaven help their future population if someone doesnt get a grip on the current situation. Any thoughts?

1 comment:

tabbikat said...

A good friend adopted her first child from China after they went there on a school trip. Both she and her husband were horrified by the hundreds of babies and toddlers (all girls) cared for with little or no love or personal attention. She heard then that abortion had become the method of choice for dealing with unwanted pregnancy (read girl baby) and wondered if that wasn't kinder than dumping them in these baby warehouses. On the flip side is the fact that you are pointing out, at least girls raised in the orphanages might someday get married and have a child; but if there are no girls who will all these men reproduce with. It's a much different society than the one we live in that's for sure.