Disappearing Daughters by Gita Aravamudan: A Review

Very, very powerful. So much information, so much heart rending information. It really illustrates how bad the situation is in India. I like the fact that the person who wrote this did so much research, interviewing so many people who were involved in sex selection abortion. It also touches on infanticide and the history of infanticide in India. The discovery she makes is surprising – that sex selection abortions are commonest among the most educated women and men. She also went into the consequences of having a society that is skewed with more men than women, with men unable to find wives. It talked about polyandry, and about villages buying brides and then treating them as slaves and son producing machines. I am very glad that this author wrote this book, with so much information, but I’m not sure what to do about the problem.

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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