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February 09, 2003

Sex selection-scary, or the future?

Long & informative entry on sex selection by Future Pundit. I'll be honest, for all my talk of individual rights, a 130:100 male:female ratio in any country scares the shit out of me and sends my head spinning with imagined social consequences.

{Yes-I know I've been cutting back "original content" recently, but hey, I have a life too :) Will be getting back up to speed soon}

Posted by razib at 12:16 AM

If any good CAN come of this, with fewer young women to reproduce, this will atleast relieve the overpopulation problem in India and China. And maybe these societies will began to value women more? (Supply vis a vis demand)

Posted by: Sen at February 9, 2003 07:16 AM

Maybe society will value them more, maybe not. I've read that Islam developed in a period when so many men had been killed in wars that there was something like a 3 - 1 ratio of women to men. This led to one man having multiple wives, which may have led to the need for men to control and oppress them.

Posted by: Mantra at February 9, 2003 03:39 PM

perhaps women will now have multiple partners to choose from...

Posted by: pawan at February 9, 2003 05:59 PM

This is great news! I hope it leads to legal / socially acceptible polyandry!

More men for me! Whee! :)

Posted by: Jacqueline at February 9, 2003 09:17 PM

Having such a disproportionate ratio of males to females is very worrisome. Young, unattached males with no prospects of attracting a mate are the most dangerous creatures in the world. What would a country so afflicted do with all of them? One obvious answer is to send them off to war . . .

Posted by: Brandy at February 10, 2003 09:54 AM

Well, maybe Indian men will get over their disdain for dark women when the pickings are slim.

Posted by: duende at February 10, 2003 11:12 AM