Monday, May 29, 2006

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A woman's body IS HER OWN.

NOT the State's.
NOT God's.
NOT her husband's.
NOT her family's.
NOT society's.
NOT the preists'.


So.

If she wants to get an abortion, so be it.

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India has an appalling sex-ratio. Abysmally skewed in favour of MEN.
Sex-selective abortions are not right.
Sex-selective abortions ARE the problem.
Sex-selective abortions are the problem of
the State
God
Husbands
Families
Societies
Priests...
...and women themselves.
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The SOLUTION IS to IMPLEMENT the current laws as per the Indian constitution that pertain to abolishing sex-determination clinics.
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The SOLUTION IS NOT to ban abortions.

6 comments:

angry fix said...

i completely agree.

angry fix said...

sorry to go off on a tangent, but discrimination in primary education is worse.
and i dont know if the move to grant free education to girls is working. perhaps it is too early as it was implemented only this april.
the move, while potentially workable in india, was marred by clauses like the girl losing her right to free education once a boy was born and of the age to go to school!
in case of a younger girl, they pay 50% each.
eucation being perhaps the most important indicator of social equity, along gender, sex, caste, or whetever lines.

oof ya! said...

v -

oh yep. i had a problem with those extra clauses too. when they were drafting the proposal didn't they SEE it was more discriminatory than standing for equal rights??

angry fix said...

this
is the kind of thing i was afraid of when i said that yesterday. i dont know if she s an only child and got turned down because she would ve been eligible for the free education benefits.
of course, whatever the reasons, turning down someone so arbitrarily cannot be a good sign, but nonetheless, im hoping Really Hard that she is NOT an only child.

oof ya! said...

v -

i just finished reading the article and my response to it has been similar to yours.

thanks for this link.

the indian express carried this story today as well.

incidents like this one must be reported. it definitely acts as an eye opener for more economically privileged people like me.

angry fix said...

i know what you mean.
it's distressing, really.