Darren O'Treasaigh
Darren O'Treasaigh

I said No to this poll because a human being's worth isn't based on how useful they can be to you or how successful they are. But I think it shouldn't be an either or thing.
Promoting examples of successful, accomplished women is important to help convince people in India in the inherent worth and potential in every girl as much as any boy and to give young girls role models to aspire to. And increasing the respect and regard for women in India hopefully can help end the killing of baby girls.
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I said No to this poll because a human being's worth isn't based on how useful they can be to you or how successful they are. But I think it shouldn't be an either or thing.
Promoting examples of successful, accomplished women is important to help convince people in India in the inherent worth and potential in every girl as much as any boy and to give young girls role models to aspire to. And increasing the respect and regard for women in India hopefully can help end the killing of baby girls.
Pooja and especially her mother Neera are inspiring women. The moral courage of Neera in protecting her daughters and enduring all that she had to suffer and accepting being cast out with nothing all for her daughters sake.
But the most important message is that every human life has worth, and that worth doesn't come from mercenary reasons of they could be useful to you.

Stephanie Wilson
Stephanie Wilson
  • Darren O'Treasaigh

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Fenslage
Linda Fenslage
  • Darren O'Treasaigh

Right on. God bless you

Stephen J. Bellomo
Stephen J. Bellomo
  • Darren O'Treasaigh

Though I agree with the No sentimemt. I voted yes because I thought that argument sadly would be more persuasive in the Indian culture and produce the result of stopping the killing of girl babies.

JM S Lã
JM S Lã
  • Darren O'Treasaigh

Well said

Emma Allbright
Emma Allbright
  • Darren O'Treasaigh

Although I agree that a human being has worth no matter the gender or how useful they can be to someone. This is a great example of why they need to change their thinking, they never know how a daughter could be useful. It's almost impossible to completely change an entire society's way of thinking, but if you take it slow it is possible. Using Pooja as an example of a positive outcome not seen from birth in a woman, could help change womens' rights in India. I applaud Pooja and Neera and...

Although I agree that a human being has worth no matter the gender or how useful they can be to someone. This is a great example of why they need to change their thinking, they never know how a daughter could be useful. It's almost impossible to completely change an entire society's way of thinking, but if you take it slow it is possible. Using Pooja as an example of a positive outcome not seen from birth in a woman, could help change womens' rights in India. I applaud Pooja and Neera and think that they are a great face to start changing this movement.

John Mellon
John Mellon

INDIAN WOMEN COVER THEMSELVES UP AND THESE IMBECILES STILL ATTACK THEM SO GOD HELP ANY YOUNG WOMEN WHO DRESSES WESTERN THE ROLE MODEL SHOULD BE TE EXECUTE THOSE BARBARIANS WHO TORTURED RAPED AND KILLED THAT YOUNG WOMAN ON THE BUS!

John Mellon
John Mellon
  • John Mellon

educate your men India many of them are illiterate and have a barbarian mentality I do not understand why I ndia gets aid from Western countries and they still murder young girl babies and rape and imprison others do they treat their mothers this way and their sisters/

Pauline Fitzpatrick
Pauline Fitzpatrick
  • John Mellon

unfortunately they do!

Rowena Brown
Rowena Brown
  • John Mellon

In fact we'd like to lift every women & child out of there and see where Indian society gets then. Men on your own two feet with no-one to bully, shop, cook, clean, be tortured and provide. Do the women in India get hospital treatment after abuse? of course not. I know they're sadly not the first of evil men ...let's make them the last. That poor girl's soul has shown the world in a way that no one can ignore or excuse as acceptable any more. My heart also weeps for her family, especially her mother.

Dhritiman Ray
Dhritiman Ray

Well, I guess we are making this matter black and white.
This girl was going to be killed, and now she is world famous.
Its not that children are an economic investment, but its the belief that girls are mere burdens and they can't achieve anything in the world.
Making her the role model to stop female infanticide will attack this core belief.
I think in a country like India she should be ONE of the role models.
I guess we should re-look at the concept of a role model rather than having this...

Well, I guess we are making this matter black and white.
This girl was going to be killed, and now she is world famous.
Its not that children are an economic investment, but its the belief that girls are mere burdens and they can't achieve anything in the world.
Making her the role model to stop female infanticide will attack this core belief.
I think in a country like India she should be ONE of the role models.
I guess we should re-look at the concept of a role model rather than having this frivolous debate.
Can a person who, in the eyes of the society, hasn't achieved anything can be a role model?
I don't think so.
We cite great women as feminist role models because they have achieved something. Not because they are just ordinary women. We also cite the examples of ordinary women, but only when they have done something extraordinary.
If you just elect any random person and label her as a role model, it won't work.
That's not how the society works.
I think that Pooja should be a role model, not because she is an economic investment, but because she has achieved something in life and people look up to her.

Julie Smids
Julie Smids

Pooja has a story that makes her testimony and being a role model very legitimate! Of course no ones worth should be based upon their productivity or worth to Society but what she has to offer as a possible spokesperson is riveting and may speak the language of the masses.

Mukund Deshpande
Mukund Deshpande

I love my only daughter. she is great. Bravo Pooja chopra! God bless you. Congratulations on your grand sucess.

Stephanie Wilson
Stephanie Wilson

ID LOVE TO SMACK ALL THE IDIOTS WHY REPLIED YES TO THIS POLL!

Caryn Baker
Caryn Baker

ingod's ten commandments thou shall not murder. there shall be no other god's before me thou shall not covet neighbors things thou shall not lie thou shall not steal.thou shall not make any engraven images thou shall not say my name in vainand more that is why jesus came to save the world he knew we could not up hold these simple laws but man brweaks all of the them for the flesh we are weak in the spirit strong I pray that these wyoung ladies come to jesus and ask for help and jesus will help.

San Valbuena
San Valbuena

el amor es incondicional, mas cuando se trata de un hijo o hija.

Rosa Serra Pujol
Rosa Serra Pujol

Que faria gandhi devant aquesta injusticia?

Vera Savage
Vera Savage

Of course I agree with BOTH statements. Girls should live whether successful or not, but I think having positivie role models would be a great idea still! Positive women role models of all kinds:-)
Let's focus on what we want people!

Vera Savage
Vera Savage
  • Vera Savage

Therefor I replied YES, in order to promote it another way. (that does not mean that I would not agree with the first reply, just think the second, yes, is more powerful)

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