Sex chat between two girls
‘That's a living child,' I said in a shaking voice, pointing at the slops pail. Girl babies don't count.'” In January 2010 the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) showed what can happen to a country when girl babies don't count.Within ten years, the academy said, one in five young men would be unable to find a bride because of the dearth of young women—a figure unprecedented in a country at peace.' “Suddenly, I thought I heard a slight movement in the slops pail behind me,” Miss Xinran remembers.“To my absolute horror, I saw a tiny foot poking out of the pail.In all societies that record births, between 103 and 106 boys are normally born for every 100 girls.The ratio has been so stable over time that it appears to be the natural order of things.XINRAN XUE, a Chinese writer, describes visiting a peasant family in the Yimeng area of Shandong province. “We had scarcely sat down in the kitchen”, she writes (see article), “when we heard a moan of pain from the bedroom next door…The cries from the inner room grew louder—and abruptly stopped.There was a low sob, and then a man's gruff voice said accusingly: ‘Useless thing!
And, as is becoming clear, the war against baby girls is not confined to China.
That order has changed fundamentally in the past 25 years.
In China the sex ratio for the generation born between 19 was 108, already just outside the natural range.
Parts of India have sex ratios as skewed as anything in its northern neighbour.
Other East Asian countries—South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan—have peculiarly high numbers of male births.