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Gendercide . Jalanie Lawrence. Gendercide. Killing members of a specific sex Unborn females aborted. Started. Tokugawa period (1600s) Religious beliefs Rituals always performed by the male Son is head of family . Government. One-Child Policy established by Deng Xiaoping (1979)

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Gendercide

Jalanie Lawrence


Gendercide

  • Killing members of a specific sex

  • Unborn females aborted


Started

  • Tokugawa period (1600s)

  • Religious beliefs

  • Rituals always performed by the male

  • Son is head of family


Government

  • One-Child Policy established by Deng Xiaoping (1979)

  • To limit population growth

  • Limitation of birth permits


Danzhou, China

  • Known for girl shortage

  • 20 girls to 80 boys

  • 25 girls to 63 boys

  • Cheap abortion clinics placed in slums

  • Worried parents cage their son


Yuan Quan

  • One of the only people to speak on gendercide topic

  • Lives in Danzhou

  • Middle class

  • Was only child as a toddler

  • Against gendercide


Yuan Quan

‘When I was a little girl my grandparents doted on me, and gave me generous presents. I was their first and only grandchild… But when my aunt had a son, it all stopped…My male cousin got all the attention… They would always have much preferred a boy, and now they had one.’


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