QUOTE (samnang @ Jan 19 2012, 03:27 AM)
Trailer to an upcoming documentary about the practice:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...p;v=ISme5-9orR0
When I have children, I'll have no gender preferences. All I'd want is for my child to be perfectly healthy (i.e. no deformities, no diseases, good genes, etc).
Whoa she laughed about straggling 8 of her daughters. will definitely watch the full doco
I too have no preference. Theres no reason I cannot teach my daughters how to fix cars and do what is usually seen as male specific tasks much the same as I would teach my son(s) how to cook/clean/sew/iron because I'd like them to be self sufficient
QUOTE (AsiaticGlory @ Jan 19 2012, 03:32 AM)
Having a daughter in a post-industrial society is actually easier on you since women seem to do better in school. In our modern society, success is correlated with education. With the exception of engineering, most academic fields are dominated by women.
In the past, sons were useful because they had the physical strength to hunt, farm, and protect the family. Those male advantages don't mean as much in the modern world. Regardless people should just focus on having healthy children.
Hunting and farming are not restricted to men, women also had the capacity to do that work. It was more of a social thing barrier stopping them.
QUOTE (SkyBurial @ Jan 19 2012, 04:32 AM)
That's silly. In China's case, female infanticide is because of the one-child policy. Even with a preference for a son, they might decide to have babies until they get a son rather than killing the baby in places outside of China.
I'd blame the attitudes of the people and not the one child policy. If men and women were viewed as equal, then families would be happy with either gender children