Keeping girl babies alive is conflict prevention
Keeping girl babies alive is conflict prevention on a global scale
It’s been known for years that there’s a massive disproportion of boy children now alive compared to living girl children in some countries. The preference for boy children – as heirs, as more economically advantageous, and more socially desirable – has long put girl babies and female fetuses at risk. Preference for boys over girls has been deplored on the basis of law, morality, equal rights, human security and responsibility to protect life. There is one more deadly reason to be concerned with this trend that continues to spread.
Selecting boys to live, however it occurs, has a larger societal cost that doesn’t get spoken about and it is chilling. When countries have a critical mass of young, unmarried men, with no hope of traditional love, mating, and parenting which sentient beings are hard-wired to seek, an outcome is those countries go to war with their neighbours.
“An entire class of potentially angry, frustrated, relatively poor and uneducated single men can mean serious threats to societal stability, if this group builds a class identity that feels antagonized by society as a whole. China’s history is full of examples when a group lashes out in defiance and/or violence. This potential new class of single, frustrated men will number in the tens of millions in 2030.” Forbes.com
A surplus of single men between the ages of 18 and 35 is a factor in starting wars.
For all of the moral and ethical choices, the fate of girl babies must be a priority.
For all of the hopes of world peace, this must be addressed soon.