Nathan Metz
Nathan Metz

I am signing the petition, but also doing research on China. It is nominally a Communist country, but almost devoid of Socialism. Children are obliged to take care of their parents when they are sick, or can no longer work. Men earn more than women, and are therefore more desirable. Despite China's size, it does not have enough arable land to feed its current population of 4 Billion. Making matters worse, much of the industrial development has taken place on river deltas and coastal plains,...

I am signing the petition, but also doing research on China. It is nominally a Communist country, but almost devoid of Socialism. Children are obliged to take care of their parents when they are sick, or can no longer work. Men earn more than women, and are therefore more desirable. Despite China's size, it does not have enough arable land to feed its current population of 4 Billion. Making matters worse, much of the industrial development has taken place on river deltas and coastal plains, which are the most fertile lands for farming. Supplies of fresh potable water are also low. They must reduce their population, or the next generation will starve. How should they do it? Facing the same situation, how would you propose handling it? I don't currently have answers, and I welcome your input!

Minou Cat
Minou Cat
  • Nathan Metz

I am not signing the petition because the people of China are suffering under the weight of their country's population. In any other circumstance I would be shocked at the idea of a One Child Policy- in the dire circumstance China is in, such a policy, to my personal beliefs, is an sad yet necessary solution. This does not mean I am pro-gendercide- I believe the only way to stop this practice is to change the culture of China, and this starts at policy. Earnings for the same job must be the...

I am not signing the petition because the people of China are suffering under the weight of their country's population. In any other circumstance I would be shocked at the idea of a One Child Policy- in the dire circumstance China is in, such a policy, to my personal beliefs, is an sad yet necessary solution. This does not mean I am pro-gendercide- I believe the only way to stop this practice is to change the culture of China, and this starts at policy. Earnings for the same job must be the same for both sexes. Mandate equal opportunity. I have heard women of my own milieu say that boys carry on the family name but girls don't, making a boy is desirable- hyphenate last names to reflect the importance of both the mother and father. A policy and (gradually) ensuing culture change is the answer, not the continuation of overpopulation.

Nathan Metz
Nathan Metz
  • Nathan Metz

A system of social insurance might make sense as well. I expressed my ambivalence about signing in my post. I recognize that policy is the issue, and the simple fact that China cannot feed its current population is proof. Thank you for your response!

Elisha Jane Robinson
Elisha Jane Robinson

Get your facts rights people. In china you basically need to have a son if you want to be looked after in old age. Your son in china is the one who will be your main supply of income once the parents are to old to work as the daughters in Chinese society are to get married off ad serve their husbands. So this being said if Chinese people have two girls they get a pension which is equivalent to about a bowl of rice a day. First u must stop poverty in china before u can stop this.

Dayne Camara
Dayne Camara
  • Elisha Jane Robinson

Snap

Manuel Angel Gonzalez
Manuel Angel Gonzalez

This is an outright lie, & falsehood , the population control in China back in the late 80's to early 90's was instituted because of necessity, and the way it worked is that couples, were allowed to have only one male child.

Synnove Ellingsen
Synnove Ellingsen
  • Manuel Angel Gonzalez

You are misinformed here...statistics speak, of course you need birth control in countries like China, but it does not give any right for preferences or forced abortions, family planning in form of preventive measure is necessary in all countries. China has not officially supported killing of females in the past, but due to narrow minded policy and ideas about the likelihood of males being able to support families more than females in traditional Chinese cultures, traditions, poverty and...

You are misinformed here...statistics speak, of course you need birth control in countries like China, but it does not give any right for preferences or forced abortions, family planning in form of preventive measure is necessary in all countries. China has not officially supported killing of females in the past, but due to narrow minded policy and ideas about the likelihood of males being able to support families more than females in traditional Chinese cultures, traditions, poverty and lack of respect for females have brought on this imbalance. Over the last decade as this policy is starting to show off imbalances, educated people has a different view..but there are 800 millions in poverty still in the countryside..

Synnove Ellingsen
Synnove Ellingsen
  • Manuel Angel Gonzalez

I read about these situations decades ago, it has been known by many all along, but nobody bothered much because it was just women, which is a commodity even in Europe. Seen in a larger context all sex magazines degrading females and presenting them as commodities, really support the kind of thinking leading to such actions. And those magazines are perfectly legal all over Europe even in Norway, nobody seem to bother much about what is implied by selling such magazines. Or they would simply...

I read about these situations decades ago, it has been known by many all along, but nobody bothered much because it was just women, which is a commodity even in Europe. Seen in a larger context all sex magazines degrading females and presenting them as commodities, really support the kind of thinking leading to such actions. And those magazines are perfectly legal all over Europe even in Norway, nobody seem to bother much about what is implied by selling such magazines. Or they would simply without too much trouble be able to make that also illegal.

Manuel Angel Gonzalez
Manuel Angel Gonzalez
  • Manuel Angel Gonzalez

I lived in Shanghai & traveled the country ,I know China from a first hand experience, sorry but YOU are "misinformed"...statistics speak nothing.

Synnove Ellingsen
Synnove Ellingsen
  • Manuel Angel Gonzalez

Soory I am not misinformed, I have very good contacts there and family member has been there for years!! Yes, statistics do speak if there are great ratio differences it indicates what goes on, compared to other countries, but also this is not secret anymore, and has been known for decades by journalists and human rights people. I have seen programs on it and there are groups working inside China trying to save as many as they can even today.

Manuel Angel Gonzalez
Manuel Angel Gonzalez
  • Manuel Angel Gonzalez

As Starr Lansdown replied "Who are we to tell China how to run their country?"

Joseff Michálek
Joseff Michálek

I have been upset long time about this, and sign this pettition with appreiciation of your effort to stop this unhuman thing...

Rita Giotti
Rita Giotti

Don' be afraid of wemen power! No wemen, no culture, no life

Hasmukh Lodhia
Hasmukh Lodhia

My full support to you!

Anton Strub
Anton Strub

Everyone has the right to be born.

Doris Bergevin
Doris Bergevin

This should not be allowed to be done, females deserve to be born, not just males. If you do not have enough females you will not longer have males.

Henny Joselyn
Henny Joselyn
  • Doris Bergevin

yes as they are short of females now ..

Jacques Joanis
Jacques Joanis

Only savages would do this to young girls.i.

Pattie Horn Johnson
Pattie Horn Johnson
  • Jacques Joanis

We'll see you guys Thursday!

Glenn Miles
Glenn Miles

Its unreal the Evel that men do! However all men must stand before the Lord our God , and when He opens the Book of Life These Evel men and indeed All Evel Men Past , Present , and Furtrue , Names will not be thier.And thier Suffering will be With out Massure! AND WILL NEVER END!

Kiri Wood
Kiri Wood
  • Glenn Miles

Unless you're not Christian, then you'll be just fine. For someone who wants to end suffering, you sure do seem to be promoting it.

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