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 as more socially desirable – has long put girl babies and female fetuses at risk. The trend continues, even among modern families. Preference for boys over girls has been deplored on the basis of law, morality, equal rights, human security and responsibility to… Read more Keeping girl babies alive is conflict prevention →
I hadn’t meant to be rude This week I was at a typical stand-with-a-glass-in-hand cocktail reception, standing in a group with a glass in my hand. Two women stood chatting very near me in the crowded room. One of the two held a book with a striking cover image. I love books so I must have stared, perhaps also interested in the title. The woman glanced at me, looked uncomfortable, and moved away.