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 Lee Allbright
Emma Lee 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.

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

Kathryn Foster-martin
Kathryn Foster-martin

I said no because by right of existence we all deserve to live. Life is sacred. However, change comes slowly to any culture. And there are many laws; they are only as good as they are enforced.

Serge Liberman
Serge Liberman

The issue shouldn't even begin to be reduced to the rather tawdry one of role models or house-keeping economics. Valuing life, whether one's own or another's is one of fundamental humanist ethics which ought to be an intrinsic part of schooling to all Indian children from the earliest age and filter through at every level in Indian society.

Arrwyn Cliona Odhalt
Arrwyn Cliona Odhalt

Rather than this "perfect" female, the "role model" for India should be Jyoti Amge she stopped growing taller at around the age of 3 and now holds the Guiness World Record as the world's smallest woman. The fact that an "imperfect" woman has been allowed to grow up and become famous is a much more fitting role model for keeping your daughters alive.

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