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Thread #127958   Message #2860458
Posted By: Goose Gander
09-Mar-10 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: 96 Million Missing Women in Asia
Subject: RE: BS: 96 Million Missing Women in Asia
Et tu, Emma? Pity that some American wack-jobs aren't busy promoting female infanticide, then perhaps the Paul Burkes of the world could be roused to action.

What would I do about it? First and foremost, talk about it, get angry about it, DO NOT accept it as a 'cultural practice' that will be solved by 'natural selection'. I referenced the abolitionist movement. That would be a good model. Moral persuasion, combined with economic muscle, can and does work.

Finally, I do not buy the (implied?) suggestion that the Uganda situation is more horrific because of "direct intervention from influential outside agencies." Would the proposed Uganda law be acceptable if it was entirely self-directed by Ugandans? Because homosexuality is proscribed by law in a number of countries. It would be unfortunate if this is only an issue when American evangelists are involved.