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----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Callaghan <email@example.com>
> For eons, farmers in China have been leaving their female children out in
> the cold to die because they only wanted male children. Farmers in India,
> even today, take their wives to a special shop that does sonograms (isn't
> science wonderful?) to see if an unborn baby is male or female. If it's
> female, an abortion is called for. In a way, that's progress. They used
> have to wait until the baby was born and then kill it. They were reacting
> to social pressure but thought what they were doing was rational.
Damn, sorry, just forgot those obvious facts !
Thanks, Grant for refreshing my memory.
Of course, the One- Child- Policy in China, ( Little Emperors) is an obvious
example as to what extent people treat their ' children '.
And in the Yates- case, where was the husband, I wonder. Did he ever
care about the curlings in her hair....
Just for the sake of some obscure religious belief he, and in a way she too,
denied his wife ( herself) a life.
And where were the feministst !? Those who speak so highly of woman-
rights and ' master- of our own body ' !?
Memes, I hate them when they act so self- interested !
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