Yes, we are talking about female foeticide feticide and infanticide. Article shared by Women are the receiving end in Indian society. However, children safely abandoned in baby hatches would at least survive. This information will also help you with paragraph writing too. In 1789 during British rule in India the British discovered that female infanticide in was openly acknowledged. In our neighbouring societies of India and Pakistan this mourning tendency is even worse and female infanticide is common. Drowning, suffocating, starving or abandonment, were the preferred methods of killing newborn females in this country.
The coming of a daughter in the house was compared with the advent of Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and Saraswati, the Goddess of fine arts. The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500—1800 3rd ed. The impact of the female feticide requires that the issue be addressed by multiple agencies in various mediums, since there are various stakeholders here, and not everyone understands a similar language. Death by social causes: Perceptions of and responses to female infanticide in Tamil Nadu. In order that these mothers could walk away unimpeded, baby-farmers were often paid a single lump sum.
Only two other countries in the world have similar inverse sex ratios — India and China. Some government departments are already planning to do the latter. However, the centuries old practice of female infanticide in the country has resulted in 30 to 40 million more men than women in the country. In China, the practice of female infanticide was not wholly condoned. Allegations of these activities or other improprieties are enough to instigate honor killings, often little or no proof is necessary. Female Infanticide is killing of a newborn girl child or of a matured foetus. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.
This practice was often differentiated from infanticide, given that the infant might just survive. There is no custom in which poor parents kill an older female child to make room for a newborn boy, or kill an older disabled child to make room for an apparently healthy newborn. More recently in June 1986 it was reported by in a cover story Born to Die that female infanticide was still in practice in in southern Tamil Nadu. This latest phenomenon became possible primarily through the misuse of ultrasound technology. In parts of China today, there are 140 men for every 100 women.
Violations of honor include engaging in an illicit sexual relationship, eloping, being raped, being sexually abused by a family member and then running away, seeking divorce, and being seen alone with a man or boy even if the interaction is innocent. 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. 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. Even Amir Khan in his popular show Satyamev Jayate portrayed doctors on the wrong side. Egyptian law allows for a husband to receive a reduced sentence if he can prove he killed her in defense of his honor. Not only that, she is often condemned to death even before she is born. Throughout Europe, the numbers were similar.
Child Survival: Anthropological Perspectives on the Treatment and Maltreatment of Children. With politicians making their own points on such incidences, how can the Government of India think that male female ratio will not be skewed. Social unrest as a result of the disproportionate female and male gender ratio may manifest itself as crime in these societies, for example, the kidnapping of young women, forced marriages, sex crimes, wife purchasing, frustration-related psychological problems, and an increase in prostitution. There are more males then females. We will try and respond to your request as soon as reasonably practical. Women had reached till moon but still people think that they are useless. These misconceptions only confuse and dwarf the issue of sex selection.
In India, parents choose to have more male children over female children. Historical Perspective Girls have been eliminated in India for centuries. One, the practice of murdering a fetus and two, the selective practice of gender discrimination. Other methods used were suffocation and starvation. Countries like India and China have criminalized female infanticide, although local law enforcement often ignores cases. This problem may actually turn out to be a boon for the lengthy queues of aspiring parents wishing to adopt. Patients have to undergo ultrasound for many other medical conditions and it is difficult to find if it is for sex determination or not.
Daughters drained the family of resources because they had to have an expensive dowry to get married; a son, of course, would bring dowry wealth into the family. In India and the South Asian subcontinent, the desire for a male child was so rampant that it leads to several consecutive childbearing processes on a single woman under the pressure to bear a boy child. No matter how much a parent or family spends on educating their daughter, most Hindu parents will not even touch the money a daughter earns whether it is before or after she marries. Number of such abortions can be restricted to two or three or discussion should be held to determine the permissible limit of such abortions. Rajputs of Rajasthan and dais of Bihar traditionally practised this method.
In addition, women may experience pressure from members of their community, possibly facing physical abuse, disownment from their husband or parents, and homelessness if they choose to keep a child against the direction of others. She is got rid of in order to save the family properly from partition. The female infanticide act under British helped to curb such tendencies to some extent. Many families who want a son will abort a female fetus. Feticide is fast becoming a socially acceptable means of dispensing with a female child.