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Friday, April 07, 2006

The price of being a woman in modern India

By Aussiegirl

Female slavery is alive and well in modern India. See if you can repress tears of rage as you read this horrifying story. Here's a quotation from the beginning of the article:
The desire for sons has created a severe shortage of marriageable young women. As their value rises, unscrupulous men are trading them around the subcontinent and beyond as if they were a mere commodity.


Independent Online Edition > Asia

Tripla's parents sold her for £170 to a man who had come looking for a wife. He took her away with him, hundreds of miles across India, to the villages outside Delhi. It was the last time she would see her home. For six months, she lived with him in the village, although there was never any formal marriage. Then, two weeks ago, her husband, Ajmer Singh, ordered her to sleep with his brother, who could not find a wife. When Tripla refused, he took her into the fields and beheaded her with a sickle.

When Rishi Kant, an Indian human rights campaigner, tracked down Tripla's parents in the state of Jharkhand and told them the news, her mother broke down in tears. "But what could we do?" she asked him. "We are facing so much poverty we had no choice but to sell her."

Tripla was a victim of the common practice in India of aborting baby girls because parents only want boys. Although she was born and lived into early adulthood, it was the abortions that caused her death. In the villages of Haryana, just outside Delhi, abortions of baby girls have become so common that the shortage of women is severe. Unable to find wives locally, the men have resorted to buying women from the poorer parts of India. Just 25 miles from the glitzy new shopping malls and apartment complexes of Delhi is a slave market for women.

[...] When the police arrested Tripla's husband, he could not provide a marriage certificate. Generally, there is no real marriage. The women are sexual "brides" only. Sometimes, brothers who cannot afford more share one woman between them. Often, men who think they have got a good deal on a particularly beautiful bride will sell her at a profit.

[...] A recent study by Indian and Canadian researchers found 500,000 girls are aborted every year in India. Today Haryana has only 861 women for every 1,000 men. Strict laws have been put in place to prevent the practice. Abortion is legal in India but testing the gender of a foetus is not. Anil Singh, a Haryana doctor, was sentenced last week to two years in prison for telling a woman she was carrying a girl and offering an abortion.

But still, the abortions go on. To get round the police, doctors have started using codes to tell the people the sex of their baby: if the ultrasound report is written in blue ink, it's a boy; if it's in red ink, it's a girl. If the report is delivered on Monday, it's a boy, if it's Friday, it's a girl.

Meanwhile the trafficked women keep coming, from across India, to fill the places of the unborn women.


COMMENT

scribe said:


Have the Feminists or Planned Parenthood made any comment on this state of affairs?
Is this the Brave New World that they wanted with abortion?
This article needs to be circulated widely, and retitled--"Abortion Causes Slavery".
It's always the woman that pays the price.

Feminism didn't benefit women in anything very significant, except, in the West, some got better paying jobs, or political and property rights. But those gains, by themselves, are not significant unless there is something else attached to them. Something much greater was wanted and needed--that is--a real respect for womanhood.

Instead of educating the world's cultures to respect womanhood--a huge task--feminism has taken the easy way out by insisting that women's civil rights means abortion rights. It concluded that in order for women to be equal to men, women's reproduction must be controlled or eliminated so that women can then compete with men in business or whatever.

But Feminism has utterly failed to affirm women as women. Instead, it has sought to eliminate the difference between men and women. This has amounted to eliminating femaleness altogether. This wrongheaded solution is in response to how many cultures shamefully treat women as sub-human creatures weakened by reproductive anatomy, creatures to be victimized and exploited.

Now we see the consequences of the tactic of abortion. Women have gained little real respect--instead, rape, incest, stalking, assault and murder continue on as before, if not more. Abortion "rights" or policies has led to the elimination of millions of female infants in many countries. According to this article in the Independent Online Asia edition, it has ironically led to the worst kind of slavery of Indian adult women because of the shortage of females.

So Gloria Steinem, et al, what has been gained through feminism except a holocaust of females? Isn't it time the failure of feminist politics was faced and its horrible lack of vision admitted and eschewed?

TJ Willms said...
"See if you can repress tears of rage"

It turned my stomach just to read how poorly young women are treated even by their own families. This kind of slavery is not just limited to India but takes place in third world cultures worldwide. Won’t China be under going a similar situation in the near future due to their draconian policies to limit birth rates? Policies that force families to choose the sex of their "one" child based on ancient cultural dictates where sons are favored over daughters. When this gender imbalance grows large enough I suspect the girls who were "allowed" to be born are going to pay an immensely heavy price.

India has long been one of the most backwards-ass societies I’ve ever seen or heard of. Just look at the caste system that has dominated their history and survives largely intact in modern India. Entire family lines are relegated dealing will the refuse of Indian life and absolutely cannot rise above their station by individual achievement. They are still known as the “Harijan” the outcasts or untouchables. One can fall from grace because of some unpardonable act and can be forced from interacting with their own elevated caste. No one in this system can ever ascend to become a member of a caste they were not born to.

The “Feminazi” leftists in the west (US and European alike) want to utilize the UN to spread abortion across the globe supposedly to elevate the status of women. Unfortunately the law of unintended consequences applies when the availability of suitable wives are in short supply. Then human nature tends to revert to “might makes right” and it is always women who suffer under the oppressive burden society invariably forces down on them.

This is an eye opening Post Aussiegirl, but I'm certain it will not be last where we see how abortion continues to harm the very people its supporters claim that it helps.

Timothy Birdnow said...
I`ve been disturbed by the attempts of the United States to advance India to Superpower status. I`ve always felt something was amiss, but I`ve never had anything to hang my hat on-until now! Thanks, Aussiegirl!




4 Comments:

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous scribe said...

Have the Feminists or Planned Parenthood made any comment on this state of affairs?

Is this the Brave New World that they wanted with abortion?

This article needs to be circulated widely, and retitled--"Abortion Causes Slavery".

It's always the woman that pays the price.

 
At 6:03 PM, Anonymous scribe said...

Feminism didn't benefit women in anything very significant, except, in the West, some got better paying jobs, or political and property rights. But those gains, by themselves, are not significant unless there is something else attached to them. Something much greater was wanted and needed--that is--a real respect for womanhood.

Instead of educating the world's cultures to respect womanhood--a huge task--feminism has taken the easy way out by insisting that women's civil rights means abortion rights. It concluded that in order for women to be equal to men, women's reproduction must be controlled or eliminated so that women can then compete with men in business or whatever.

But Feminism has utterly failed to affirm women as women. Instead, it has sought to eliminate the difference between men and women. This has amounted to eliminating femaleness altogether. This wrongheaded solution is in response to how many cultures shamefully treat women as sub-human creatures weakened by reproductive anatomy, creatures to be victimized and exploited.

Now we see the consequences of the tactic of abortion. Women have gained little real respect--instead, rape, incest, stalking, assault and murder continue on as before, if not more. Abortion "rights" or policies has led to the elimination of millions of female infants in many countries. According to this article in the Independent Online Asia edition, it has ironically led to the worst kind of slavery of Indian adult women because of the shortage of females.

So Gloria Steinem, et al, what has been gained through feminism except a holocaust of females? Isn't it time the failure of feminist politics was faced and its horrible lack of vision admitted and eschewed?

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

I`ve been disturbed by the attempts of the United States to advance India to Superpower status. I`ve always felt something was amiss, but I`ve never had anything to hang my hat on-until now! Thanks, Aussiegirl!

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger TJ Willms said...

"See if you can repress tears of rage"

It turned my stomach just to read how poorly young women are treated even by their own families. This kind of slavery is not just limited to India but takes place in third world cultures worldwide. Won’t China be under going a similar situation in the near future due to their draconian policies to limit birth rates? Policies that force families to choose the sex of their "one" child based on ancient cultural dictates where sons are favored over daughters. When this gender imbalance grows large enough I suspect the girls who were "allowed" to be born are going to pay an immensely heavy price.

India has long been one of the most backwards-ass societies I’ve ever seen or heard of. Just look at the caste system that has dominated their history and survives largely intact in modern India. Entire family lines are relegated dealing will the refuse of Indian life and absolutely cannot rise above their station by individual achievement. They are still known as the “Harijan” the outcasts or untouchables. One can fall from grace because of some unpardonable act and can be forced from interacting with their own elevated caste. No one in this system can ever ascend to become a member of a caste they were not born to.

The “Feminazi” leftists in the west (US and European alike) want to utilize the UN to spread abortion across the globe supposedly to elevate the status of women. Unfortunately the law of unintended consequences applies when the availability of suitable wives are in short supply. Then human nature tends to revert to “might makes right” and it is always women who suffer under the oppressive burden society invariably forces down on them.

This is an eye opening Post Aussiegirl, but I'm certain it will not be last where we see how abortion continues to harm the very people its supporters claim that it helps.

 

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