It’s no secret that China has been practicing gendercide — the mass killing of unborn girls by abortion — for some time. Now this interesting piece in the UK’s Mail Online outlines the problems Chinese society will be facing by 2020, when there will be 30 million more men of marrying age than women. As Peter Hitchens notes, “Nothing like this has ever happened to any civilisation before.”
All kinds of speculation is now seething about what might happen; a war to cull the surplus males, a rise in crime, a huge expansion in the prostitution that is already a major industry in every Chinese city, a rise in homosexuality.
Three things are for sure. It cannot now be prevented, and it is already beginning to be obvious in the schools. It is also stimulating a miserable trade in stolen children.
The Chinese state, never having intended this result and increasingly alarmed by it, is now using all its huge propaganda resources to try to stop the slaughter of unborn girls.
But it will be hard to fight against the cold hard prejudice in favour of sons and against daughters, rooted in a prehistoric belief that sons will care for their aged parents while daughters will cost money in dowries, and desert to the families into which they marry.
Mass educational campaigns are going on in various pars of China, encouraging people to “let nature decide” the gender of children, and promoting the idea that “girls are good.” It will be hard to change ingrained cultural beliefs, and it’s too late anyway for the wave of young people soon to be adults.