Chatterbox says we can’t solve problems without tackling the cause. I agree.
Somebody I was in a discussion with, seems to think we can solve problems while we cherish and protect what’s causing them. He says,
“The technique of dragging in ‘unhappiness’, ‘girl baby killing’, ‘bride beating’, ‘mental torture’ etc., to spurce up ones’ point have been over-used by ‘modern’ ‘liberals’ who then denegrate the indigenous culture to peddle their favorite western ideology.”
To understand why female foeticide must be brought into social issues related to women, he must ask himself, ‘Why do we prefer male children?’ (Or even, why don’t we want girl children?)
An honest answer will show what needs to be changed.
Unless girls babies are wanted, valued and loved as much as all other children, the society will not take their education, happiness, self reliance, safety, dreams, health, confidence, pleasure, freedom and them, seriously. So the cause of every other social problem related to women is that parents (and society) don’t value girl children enough.
Here’s an example of how seriously girl baby aversion is taken, he says,
“If there is shortage of girls, it means there are more prospective grooms that she can choose from- so she has a good chance of finding a groom suitable to her and her community’s liking, isn’t there ?“
Fact: In Haryana, with the worst gender ratio in India, girls are married (sold) to more than one brother in a family, wives are also ‘bought’ from North East and Kerala.
Do you agree that India’s girl child aversion is a symptom, and a result of many other problems?