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.

Virginia O'Connor DeVito

You must be pragmatic - hopefully there will be a time when men in India come to the same realization as we have, that all life is sacred and has value in and of itself. To get there you must speak their language or they won't understand you - as is the case now.

Holly Allison
Holly Allison
  • Virginia O'Connor DeVito

Bingo. My sentiments exactly. The Panthers took a violent approcach to civil rights. MLK Jr. took the pacifist approach. to this day everyone on earth respects MLK because he took the time to understand the haters and slowly but surly changed minds everywhere. the Panthers wanted respect and equality and they got it but to this day very few understand them I don't even know if there are active Panther's still around. But I sure do know that the civil rights leaders live breath work and...

Bingo. My sentiments exactly. The Panthers took a violent approcach to civil rights. MLK Jr. took the pacifist approach. to this day everyone on earth respects MLK because he took the time to understand the haters and slowly but surly changed minds everywhere. the Panthers wanted respect and equality and they got it but to this day very few understand them I don't even know if there are active Panther's still around. But I sure do know that the civil rights leaders live breath work and socialize among all races. Finally. I realize it's two different topics completely. Im addressing the reason I went against my own sentiments and belief system- because the poll isn't about me and my friends.

Karen Marchand
Karen Marchand
  • Virginia O'Connor DeVito

Holly Allison panthers also created many programs to feed and educate the community- the media demonized these efforts and represented them as only violent !

Kelly Young-chollet
Kelly Young-chollet

Ummm I can't vote on this one. The pole, no matter how you vote, leans to one side.

Sathish Kumar Shetty
Sathish Kumar Shetty

I don't agree , Neera Chopra is great and credit should go to her.

Hariharan Jayachandran
Hariharan Jayachandran

Anything that fosters the value of dignity to the female child is worth emulating / encouraging. Pooja can also be a role model. Hats off to her mother whose grit and determiination has ensured this.

Laura Herts
Laura Herts

Help!!!

Roach Motels
Roach Motels

I think in the voting that people need to understand the India's Country's culture, The children there in India are conditioned differently and raised diffrently than in other countries, The Indian people have different traditions and perspective on the world based on their location and their role in history and what has happened to the countries citizens, They do not see things the same way that the western world sees it. It is okay, People need to recognize that the citizens deserve just...

I think in the voting that people need to understand the India's Country's culture, The children there in India are conditioned differently and raised diffrently than in other countries, The Indian people have different traditions and perspective on the world based on their location and their role in history and what has happened to the countries citizens, They do not see things the same way that the western world sees it. It is okay, People need to recognize that the citizens deserve just as much respect in India as we do in the United States. India has a lot to learn but their traditions go back a long time and it takes time to change a whole nation and way of living, and believing. Changing a countries mind and willful way of living takes time, influence, and determination. It can be done, One citizen at a time.

Paulo Fleury Teixeira
Paulo Fleury Teixeira

If I can judge as a god, if my culture and behavior were the true and the best, so I would always disregard real conditions and their possibilities. First, the real wisdom is not so self assured that can afford the burden of perfection. Second, if me, my values and practices are not perfect at all. so I should consider that also the others who practice what I reasonably consider evil may be convinced, may change their practices. I should reasonably use moral enforcement against them, and if...

If I can judge as a god, if my culture and behavior were the true and the best, so I would always disregard real conditions and their possibilities. First, the real wisdom is not so self assured that can afford the burden of perfection. Second, if me, my values and practices are not perfect at all. so I should consider that also the others who practice what I reasonably consider evil may be convinced, may change their practices. I should reasonably use moral enforcement against them, and if their could be a common legislation and a common legal repressive force, so I could also use legal enforcement. But, we should also use of cultural tool to change values etc. The marketing of the values denied by the bad practices is surely a good one. The empowerment of women in these societies is a necessity. That´s why I voted YES.

Ken Ward
Ken Ward

The importance of a person has nothing to do with gender it has do with our common humanity

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