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    Gendercide: The worldwide war on baby girls | The Economist

    Technology, declining fertility and ancient prejudice are combining to unbalance societies

    Mar 4th 2010 | From The Economist print edition

    The surplus of bachelors—called in China guanggun, or “bare branches”— seems to have accelerated between 1990 and 2005, in ways not obviously linked to the one-child policy, which was introduced in 1979. And, as is becoming clear, the war against baby girls is not confined to China.

    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. So, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, have former communist countries in the Caucasus and the western Balkans. Even subsets of America’s population are following suit, though not the population as a whole...

    Graph: http://media.economist.com/images/im...1010IRD003.jpg

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    You know, the only way I can relate the two articles is by forcing my brain to go places I do not want it to go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    You know, the only way I can relate the two articles is by forcing my brain to go places I do not want it to go...
    Feel the Ne, let it take you away...

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    This is a self correcting condition. The lack of females will drive their value sky high in the future.

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    I'm just waiting for it to catch up with 'em.

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