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Friday, June 24, 2011

Sex selection and the rise of Generation XY (and the Generation of XX's who want to be XY)

From the article:


In 1979 China signed a $50m four-year deal with a UN body designed to help it control its spiralling population through family planning. It was the largest foreign aid package Beijing had accepted in almost 20 years.
But the funds became entwined in China's one-child policy that was just taking hold, and instead of sponsoring an education drive for small families, the money was used to pay for posters in Chinese villages proclaiming "You can abort it! But you cannot give birth to it." (it being a female child)


Unnatural Selection by Mara Hvistendahl charts how the trend towards choosing boys over girls, largely through sex-selective abortions, is rapidly spreading across the developing world.
While the natural sex ratio at birth is 105 boys born for every 100 girls, in India the figure has risen to 112 boys and in China 121. The Chinese city of Lianyungang recorded an astonishing 163 boys per 100 girls in 2007.
The bias towards boys has been estimated to have caused the "disappearance" of 160 million women and girls in Asia alone over the past few decades. The pattern has now spilled over to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, the Balkans and Albania, where the sex ratio is 115/100.

 The unnatural skewing towards male populations has become so pronounced in recent decades that Hvistendahl, a writer for Science magazine, says it has given rise to a new "Generation XY". She raises the possibility that with so many surplus men – up to a fifth of men will be single in northwestern India by 2020 – large parts of the world could become like America's wild west, with excess testosterone leading to raised levels of crime and violence. (some of that violence being raised rape rates)

"Historically, societies in which men substantially out number women are not nice places to live," Hvistendahl writes. 
  
Hvistendahl claims western governments actively promoted abortion and sex selection in the developing world, encouraging the liberalisation of abortion laws and subsidising sales of ultrasounds as a form of population control.
"It took millions of dollars in funding from US organisations for sex determination and abortion to catch on in the developing world," she writes.
Even now, when the pattern of sex selection has been well documented and the prospect exists of the developing world accommodating tens of millions more men than women, the UNFPA is refusing to face up to its mistakes and confront the problem, she says.

Enter...Trans Trending in the good old US of A. The male medical machines supports the steady growing number of females transitioning for the precise reason its helped to financially support the abortion of female fetus's in poor countries: Misogyny and the value of males over females! While the US government looks the other way for exactly the same fucking reasons! 


The direct backlash against feminism began in order to knock women back into the kitchens they walked away from, marching toward the hopes and dreams of rising above being mere "women" to attaining being fully human. Once Postmodernism and Queer Theory jumped aboard the feminist backlash bandwagon and corporate America high jacked the middle and lower classes the kitchens women were being driven back into were sealed. All creating seemingly media driven polar opposite options for females; one being hyper-femininity and the other being "male" through transition. 


The more hyper-femininity and the media that drives it home take hold of first world countries, the more we are seeing trans trending rise among younger and younger girls/women. Without feminist inspirations to help young women fight against the overwhelming presence of hyper-femininity, more females are fearfully turning towards transition. Both options for females leading us further away from the full human beings feminism set out to show women we could all be. 


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25 comments:

  1. There's another implication to the skewed sex ratio that's little known. Even as western gay male liberal values gradually spread to these developing countries, the situation for lesbians is very tenuous. And not just because women are devalued per se. But because young women are comparatively rare, men are feeling increasingly entitled to those who are left and vent a lot of hostility at women who are not making themselves available for het sex, marriage, and childbearing. This has been happening in China particularly.

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  2. Hey dirt, can I borrow that quote I quoted in my last post, and put it on my blog? It so hits home about WHY these girls/young women hate their femaleness so much, because femaleness is so equated with femininity rather than the rough and tumble aspect of dyke society. Femininity is a social construct. Femaleness is a given..and something we shouldn't trade away so easily to be like 'the man'. Just watch "American Greed" and you can REALLY SEE testosterone out of control, and how much it costs EVERYONE literally.

    Really, we only need maybe one man to 10 women,but in his own society, not glomming onto their attention like FLDS, but where the women rule! NOW. Give me just ONE true Amazon Society, one true Matriarchy, that allows me to be ALL of myself without uptight rules...but where women are safe and respected. Just one! Maybe two, maybe 50! And we'd see such a change, it would be incredible. Instead of acting out of competition and greed,they'd be acting out of compassion and sharing.I could go on...but I'm tired.
    -M.A.

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  3. Master Amazon.. It is widely known by those who have been in the leather community Submissives have a low self esteem and their self image is extremely impaired. Most submissives are trying desperately to work out what happened in their lives by reinactment and it never works. To make yourself feel superior you are capitolizing of the dilemna of what they have been through. You know it and I know it.. This makes you an opportunistic misogynist. Anytime you place yourself in a superior position to a woman and anytime you are placing them into a mode of submission to you, you are committing misogyny. So you don't mind them hating themselves as long as they don't want to be dudes? You have no room to talk.. Anyone who promotes and supports treating women *lesser than* has a lot of gull talking about misogyny. Daddy Lee, do you remember being at a play party where it got out of hand a few years ago? There was nothing safe, sane,or consensual about it and you were right in the middle of it. I was there.. I have zero respect for you..

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  4. Anon@4:32am

    Per Fromm,(Escape from Freedom) which I agree with, it is the "dominant" who is the weaker of the two in dominance and submission play.

    But both obviously are exercising emotional problems rather than working to understand and solve those issues.

    dirt

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  5. But both obviously are exercising emotional problems rather than working to understand and solve those issues.

    ...And it does not work.. It is called Trauma Bonding Behavior...

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results ~~Rita Mae Brown

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  6. So the feminists are still bashing the leather people, that is not a shock. I guess I missed their edict where it is ok to be butch and femme again, though. When did that happen, anyway?

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  7. So the feminists are still bashing the leather people, that is not a shock.

    ...your missing the point.. Lets use breast clamps for example.. If the premise that binders breaking down the breast tissues is misogynistic, what do you think breast clamps do? Daddy Lee knows when it happened.. It was a huge deal and the old school Doms who were there were in a major snit over it.

    I am FTM.. According to Dirt I cannot be FTM and Feminist. I was also realtime leather and it took me a while to get that S/M is Trauma Bonding Behaviors and incredibly dysfunctional.

    It does not take a feminist to see that demeaning and degrading other women, having women submit to you, and to use paddles and whips on a woman is misogynistic. And for a leather dyke to come in here and talk about misogyny by FTM's absolutely floors me.

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  8. Cizz from europeJune 25, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    "I am FTM.. According to Dirt I cannot be FTM and Feminist"

    How can you be a feminist?


    "It does not take a feminist to see that demeaning and degrading other women, having women submit to you, and to use paddles and whips on a woman is misogynistic"

    The difference is, that she does it because other women agree with it. She woulnd't do it if her partners disagree.

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  9. The difference is, that she does it because other women agree with it. She woulnd't do it if her partners disagree.


    So let me get this straight.. If an ftm wants to have their breasts bound or removed they are misogynists? But if a leather woman says ok.. Put nipple clamps on my breasts, talk to me in a humiliating way, hit me, that is not misogynistic?

    You are simply amazing Cizz.. Geeze!! An FTM acts on a choice and that is wrong? A leather woman acts on a choice and that is ok?

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  10. You can't have it both ways! In the Leather Lifestyle if a woman or a man is a slave they are seen as an "it", an object. Slaves have no rights and are there for the Doms pleasure whenever and wherever.

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  11. I was in the kink community for a few years, and I actually do agree that it is misogynistic. I was a Switch, though more submissive. I would reconcile my S/M activities with my Feminist views by saying it was my choice to get beaten, but what really informs that choice?

    It wasn't misogynistic in the sense of hating all women, but in the sense that I hated myself. I felt that I was less than whoever was Domming me. I was a rape victim punishing myself for what I went through, and it only destroyed me more. Other sub friends had similar stories.

    Transitioners are destroying and punishing themselves because they feel that they were born in the wrong body. They are less than men until they become men, which is basic misogyny.

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  12. well i know nothing of the s/m or 'kink' communities
    (once a private thing becomes part of a 'community' it seems less valid and contrived and silly to me) though i've done my share of spankings and whatnot
    BUT back on topic, whenever i hear about the trends of aborting females i always think of the FTM trend here and how they're just taking care of it themselves, trying to remove females from society

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  13. Cizz from europeJune 25, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    "If an ftm wants to have their breasts bound or removed they are misogynists?"

    What's wrong with you? I've never said that. I don't care what they do to their bodies.


    "You are simply amazing Cizz.. Geeze!!"

    Again, what's wrong with you?


    "An FTM acts on a choice and that is wrong? "

    And again, I've never said this.

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  14. Cizz says..

    The difference is, that she does it because other women agree with it. She woulnd't do it if her partners disagree.


    Yes, you did say that bi proxy of the above paragraph..

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  15. Cizz from europeJune 26, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    "Yes, you did say that bi proxy of the above paragraph"

    Either it's my english or you don't understand.

    Where did I say that women who remove their breasts are misogynists??

    And I wasn't talking about what they do to their bodies.

    It's seem to be a missunderstanding here. Maybe because my english isn't that good. I'm sorry for this.

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  16. no, I meant that they are removing themselves as females from society, not others
    (though there is a great deal of trans peer-pressure going on with the young kids especially)

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  17. the internet creates an enormous amount of peer pressure.
    how did you find out that 'ftm' was a label you could apply to yourself?

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  18. how did you find out that 'ftm' was a label you could apply to yourself?

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  19. I didnt know it was called ftm until much later. Honestly I couldn't really give a shit about the label. I don't like the label female to male. I will always biologically be a female, and will never biologically be male. I have though left womanhood and have started my path to manhood. No I an not a man yet because I am still a boy growing into a man. Having a vagina or penis does not determine if I am a man or women. People may not agree with me but that doesn't matter to me. It us all about how you view things. People view things differently. If everyone thought the same the world would be a boring place.

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  20. Looks like some FTMs are bringing up leather & BDSM as a "straw man" to distract from the topics here and to attempt to discredit Master Amazon. I can see through this transparent attack, and I'm sure other readers can see through it as well. It looks like a divide-and-conquer attack: they know that some feminists don't like BDSM (and some feminists like it or are OK with it, and some probably don't care much either way), so they figure that if they come here and start making noise about how BDSM equals misogyny, then they can try to get us off topic and have us disagree with each other. Looks like bullshit to me.

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  21. 1:14,
    a boy growing into a man?
    more accurately a girl growing into a neuter?

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  22. DM

    I find it astounding that when hypocrisy of this degree is in black and white right in front of you you try to cry about someone dismantling your hypocritical standpoints...as if you have the right to talk about anyone "critiquing" your point of view.

    What on Earth is wrong with your brain?

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  23. DM said...
    Looks like some FTMs are bringing up leather & BDSM as a "straw man" to distract from the topics here and to attempt to discredit Master Amazon.

    DM I am the one who made the original post on this because I am sick and tired of Master Amazon coming in here with a holier than thou attitude hollering Misogynist when she herself does damage to others. I LIVED THAT LIFESTYLE>> I KNOW WHAT GOES ON THERE.. Fisting destroyed tissues.. Breast Clamps destroys tissues.. Humiliating women destroys self esteem... It does not get much more Misogynistic than that. You will hear nicknames like Knifeplay. I have sat their and watched cutters validate their cutting in the name of being a leather submissive. All this under the guise of safe, sane, and consensual There is NOTHING SAFE or SANE about it. And then you talk about us making personal choices for ourselves. CONSENSUAL (by choice) seems to apply to leather people, but not FTM by a few in here.

    You really have to have major blinders on not to see what I am saying here.

    If your gonna spout your mouth off in a full Leather Daddy outfit, don't be too damn surprised someone is going to say. Talk about calling the kettle black.

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  24. i'm a lesbian who's never been into s/m and none of the lesbians i'm friends with have ever done more than dabble-
    i have no idea why the topic has veered in this direction- it's a pretty serious issue the gender-selection amd aborting of female fetuses!

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  25. People here never talk about the serious issues that dirt brings up. If you look the serious issues have the least comments on them. If they have a lot of comments it is because people move away from the issue and a chance has risen to criticize someone else's life. For some reason people get a kick out of judging others instead of handling real issues, like in this post.

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