Patients have to undergo ultrasound for many other medical conditions and it is difficult to find if it is for sex determination or not. During British rule, the practice of female infanticide in the Indian state of among the and the was reported. A letter from a magistrate who was stationed in the North West of India during this period spoke of the fact that for several hundred years no daughter had ever been raised in the strongholds of the Rajahs of Mynpoorie. Some adoption agencies take advantage of the devaluation of girls and solicit impoverished families to sell their daughters so they may be adopted overseas. Though sex selective abortions rose steeply after the introduction of ultrasound in India in the 1980s, it is not technology but its misuse that is responsible for the fewer number of females. Legal Status and Regulation In India, the Indian Government has attempted to develop several programs in the past to discourage the practice of female infanticide.
In 1818 in Paris, the number of foundlings left in the hospital was equal to a third of the babies born in the city. With the help of new techniques it has become possible to determine the sex of the unborn baby or the fetus, and if it is found to be a girl child than, this is followed by abortion. One reason boys are more valued than girls is preserving lineage, as family lineage and family name are carried only by males in most societies. They are will treated or tortured at every stage. If there is a problem, a solution must be there. Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
But then there exist very few contemporary accounts of any kind. As capitalism booms, some sons have abandoned the custom of living with and caring for their elderly parents, who are now more likely to turn to their daughters for old-age care. Infanticide has specific characteristics that distinguish it from other murders. Spread the word and make sure that your voice is heard and these ideas are implemented. Drowning Girls in China: Female Infanticide in China since 1650. As a result, they would abort, kill, or abandon baby girls. The higher respect and social benefits for having a son, the greater expenditure on daughters with regard to their earning potential later on in life, possible dowries at marriage and taking care of parents at old age, as well as governmental policies such as the one-child policy in China lead to families making this hard decision and have a detrimental effect on the gender ratio in these countries.
© Foundling Museum, London In one sense, these hospitals were a roaring success. This more than anything makes daughter look a far less viable medium to rely on as they would get married and go to another while the son is supposed to stay back with his own family. The new agricultural technology makes the traditional agricultural knowledge of women redundant, and due to the constraints on their free movement in the public space, it is the men who visit government offices to get loans and information on new varieties of seeds, pesticides and so on. So do not make it an issue. In general, the sex ratio imbalance worldwide, with a decreasing number of females for every 1,000 males, may be regarded as an indicator of the prevalence and increase of female infanticide and feticide. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the conduct, practices or privacy policies of MailChimp.
It has often been interpreted as a primitive method of and a means of ridding a group of its weak and deformed children; but most societies actively desire children and put them to death or allow them to die only under exceptional circumstances. The inhuman practice of female infanticide originates in the discripant attitude of the society where the women are considered an inferior gender and men are seen as the one to carry forward family name and the sole bread winner in the family. Thousands of baby girls are abandoned each year, an of sex selection practices that, according to a in The Lancet, include half a million abortions in India every year. Thus, the central and state governments of India attempted to tackle the problem by introducing various schemes and processes. It turns out, however, that many animals in the wild routinely kill their young, often as a brutally straightforward means of winnowing out the weak.
Current Status For the first time in 64 years 1947-2011 , the number of girls 0-6 years in India has dropped down to 914 per 1000 boys 2011 Population Census of India. This female infanticide which has given rise to female deficit in India, Pakistan and china is expected to generate a wide range of adverse social, political, and economic consequences for society. In the past getting rid of girls was harder and was accomplished after birth by strangling the infant girl, also known as female infanticide. For centuries, sons were given more food in times of scarcity, better medical care, and more parental attention and affection. Scholars need to step out of their ivory tower and interact with people in a language that they can understand. In an attempt to simplify and understand the problem, I am working on a digital and visual rhetoric of videos and infographs: a combination of words and visuals in a poster. Female infanticide involves the deliberate killing of the newborn female child by her family and this shocking practice is prevalent in some countries of the modern world, such as those of the Indian subcontinent, even today.
They are not given chance to study. Females became more aggressive and took over the dominant roles. Female Infanticide and Sex-Selective Abortion Female infanticide is the murder of a young girl child, often occurring as a deliberate murder of a girl infant or young girl child or as the result of neglect. Many couples in these regions desire to have sons because they traditionally carry on the family name and provide support and security to their aging parents later in life. How could I have done such a cruel thing? History of Female Foeticide The concept of female foeticide is not new neither like the present day was it just an Asian practice. With this background, if we start analysing the facts then we find that over time, males had started dominating the society and this patriarchal system contributed extensively to the secondary status to women. High-class males will never marry low caste girl but rape them and kill them for their own satisfaction.
To understand her rights she has to be literate, courageous and mobile. In modern societies the regulation of population with contraceptives or through has tended to greatly reduce the frequency of infanticide. The United Nations has declared that India is the most deadly country for female children, and that in 2012 female children aged between 1 and 5 were 75 percent more likely to die as opposed to boys. Rapes are on increase,increasing number sex rackets are occurring,as a female i am not safe even at the age of 55, there is not much empowerment of women. Article shared by Women are the receiving end in Indian society.