Discussion in 'Asia' started by Jos, May 23, 2011.
BBC News - Where are India's millions of missing girls?
What the hell is going on in India?
Pretty much universal in Asia.
The deal is, daughters move into the husband's family, becoming one of the husband's family's productive assets. Sons stay with the family.
In multi generation households like you see in rural asia, every person in the family works, so a daughter is someone you raise for 16 years, and absorb all the costs from, then she goes and produces elsewhere. A son stays home.
In multi generation households, the kids help take care of the elderly. A son is social security. A daughter is nothing but a cost.
Africans do things wildly differently, but I am not sure how. Europe and asia have the tradition of dowry, where a woman is expected to pay her way into the household. For some reason, the economics of african households are very different, in that the groom's family has to pay the dowry.
In the asian dramas I watch, the business of dowry is extravagant and expensive.
It has always been thus, but it never makes sense.
Crazy people in this world man, just flat out crazy.
Don't see how India becomes a modern power with such social problems
They should work a deal with China. Sooner or later the male/female imbalance there is going to cause a serious problem.
All those weird babies come from India. You know? Two heads, or whatever oddities. It's just peculiar how many come from that region of the world.
It's a huge, destitute population. Multiple-generation families living off trash heaps, dead people floating in the water. It's weird genetic soup.
That is about the size of it.
In most asian countries girls are worthless unless you can sell them.
The thing these idiots never understand is that is the male sperm that determines sex of the baby.
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