Carol Platt Liebau: GenderGlobalism

Friday, May 19, 2006


Rosa Brooks is right to worry about the impact of the paucity of women in some parts of the world.

As much as feminists would like to deny it, women serve a unique and distinct function from men in a society. They're a civilizing force -- and when they aren't around, it's not just that petty crime can rise. It's a boon for terrorist recruiting, and may even make a society more warlike.

If you're in the mood to worry, direct your attention in particular to China. The single child policy in effect since 1980 (which has precipitated forced abortions) coupled with the traditional preference for males has led to a severe gender imbalance. The oldest of this cohort is 26. There are more behind them.

They won't be able to find women to marry. They're going to be frustrated, and they're going to be aggressive.

Should be interesting, and not in an entirely good way.


Blogger COPioneer said...

I'm going to have to stop reading. What was that REM song? "It's the end of the world as we know it"...was that REM? Seems to be the case everyday that we get further and further away from the life our parents and grandparents had hoped for us.

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