So, you may have heard the news already, but…well let me be blunt: No one in India wants girls and they kill them to make sure they don’t get one. Not all Indians, of course, but most. Why? Only one reason: dowries. Dowries? Yeah, they’re the fees people of other cultures pay to get their daughters married. As time had progressed, dowries have gotten more and more expensive to the point where people just cannot afford to have a girl.
What happens when they run out? Well, India is not going to have that high population concentration (or however you say it) much longer are they? Why don’t they stop the dowries? They’ve been illegal longer than you’ve been alive (odds are…). So they kill the baby girls they can’t afford or don’t want to pay for? Yes. Is this legal? It isn’t even legal to have an ultra sound to see what the baby’s gender is, yet there are thousands of ultrasound clinics in India for this purpose only…you do the math.
“Dang, Indian people are horrible…” No. They aren’t. I could definitely see America doing the same thing…oh wait, we just make babies we don’t want and kill them. Sure it isn’t gender related, but still. Same principle. And the problem isn’t the fact that the child is a female, it’s the dowry that is associated with her. So am I, as a girl, offended by this? Not at all. The same thing could’ve happened for boys. Okay I am a little offended. I lied.