No time to post! So I leave you with this remarkable remark from this morning’s BBC news feed, a story on the habit of certain segments of Indian society to selectively abort female fetuses, and the resulting “gender disparity” in India.
“Clinics from Punjab were boasting that they had 10 years’ experience in eliminating girl children and inviting parents to come to them.”
Here at Spinster HQ we’re all for women aborting whatever pregnancies they don’t want, for whatever reasons they do want. But we strenuously object when the objective is “eliminating girl children”, the practice is limited to female fetuses, and is mandated against women’s will by churlish husbands who beat their wives for “producing” females, and who only want male children so they can collect dowries when the son and heir gets married.
As a result of this fucked up setup wherein female children automatically incur a negative cash flow, and wherein “infanticide, abuse and neglect of girl children” is not uncommon, there are, according to the Census of India, only 914 girls for every 1000 boys under the age of 7.