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.

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)

Mukund Deshpande
Mukund Deshpande

I love my only daughter. bravo pooja! god bless you.

Linda Fenslage
Linda Fenslage
  • Mukund Deshpande

Its good to hear you love your daughter. You have heart.

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown

Murder is Murder. The India Goverment needs to step in and punish people for these crimes. Than maybe they wouldn't be so keen on killing their babies! How would these people react if all of the young adults said to their elders, " you have had a child you are no longer any use to use. You will be killed".

Linda Fenslage
Linda Fenslage
  • Patricia Brown

Patricia i agree 100 per cent.

Shaik Nagoor
Shaik Nagoor

of course YES,

Linda Fenslage
Linda Fenslage
  • Shaik Nagoor

People our cruel

Rowena Brown
Rowena Brown

I wonder...Who would ever look at an Indian man without suspecting him of barbaricness within him...The overriding bulliness of their lol "Laws" have lost them a chance to be a respected part of growth in our Planet - they stuffed it up by killing the Mothers & Children of their land, which must just weep and we thank it for it's burden. The government is even so stupid they think people -that would mean a lot of WOMEN - will go there on holiday with their Tourist Dollar? No they won't. In...

I wonder...Who would ever look at an Indian man without suspecting him of barbaricness within him...The overriding bulliness of their lol "Laws" have lost them a chance to be a respected part of growth in our Planet - they stuffed it up by killing the Mothers & Children of their land, which must just weep and we thank it for it's burden. The government is even so stupid they think people -that would mean a lot of WOMEN - will go there on holiday with their Tourist Dollar? No they won't. In fact we'd like to lift every women & child out of there and see where you all get then on your own two feet with no-one to bully. I know they're sadly not the first...let's hope they are the last.

Buttar Kaur
Buttar Kaur
  • Rowena Brown

one can most certainly hope

Prabu Venkat
Prabu Venkat

An economic incentive would only introduce a "new trap" and in fact can at most defer the infanticide-decision probably till after birth. It also increases chances of abuse/violence on a girl/woman if she cannot become "successful" economically or otherwise. The focus should be to change the mentality rather than the source of money, fame and glitterati.

Sarah Davidge
Sarah Davidge
  • Prabu Venkat

Well put. This is such a difficult poll. I'd also worry that, setting aside the point that no child should be consider for their economic value, a girl child's economic would be based on her looks?

Linda Fenslage
Linda Fenslage

Its wrong to kill humans. Even when its a baby ready to be born. Americans should think about that. Americans our no better then India.

Holly Allison
Holly Allison
  • Linda Fenslage

It's wrong to kill any being. but how will you change the way someone perceives themselves by judging them ? they won't hear a word you say. they'll hear bla bla bla another self righteous Westener who does't get it. You've lost the battle before you finished your first sentence. I'm vegan, I don't kill anything nor do I eat it. However, I won't win any converts by telling them how wrong they are. they'll hear "bla bla bla"

FreeDa Whales
FreeDa Whales
  • Linda Fenslage

When I was young no self respecting western woman left the house without covering her head and wearing a dress that went below the knees not to mention thick stockings. In some western nations women still didn't have a right to vote either. Less than fifty years later most of that has changed without any self righteous intervention from other nations, western women did it themselves with help and support from good people in their own nations! I hasten to add that there are still matters that...

When I was young no self respecting western woman left the house without covering her head and wearing a dress that went below the knees not to mention thick stockings. In some western nations women still didn't have a right to vote either. Less than fifty years later most of that has changed without any self righteous intervention from other nations, western women did it themselves with help and support from good people in their own nations! I hasten to add that there are still matters that need addressing. :)

Indian women must make the change happen themselves to, we can help most by offering quiet support and understanding. You are so very very right that vitriolic or self righteous diatribes from do-goody good westerners will only aggravate the situation further and prolong the changes happening.

Dafyd Powell-Palaitis
Dafyd Powell-Palaitis

The idea that any child born into our world has purely a financial worth is abhorant to me.
I agree wholeheartedly with Darren O´Treasaigh and also see the need for role models in our societys, though the use of success and fame smacks of double standards to me.
Girls/Women are the mainstay of our existance here on planet Earth and should be given the respect and reverence they deserve for working tirelessly to that end, more often than not, in abominable circumstances akin to life...

The idea that any child born into our world has purely a financial worth is abhorant to me.
I agree wholeheartedly with Darren O´Treasaigh and also see the need for role models in our societys, though the use of success and fame smacks of double standards to me.
Girls/Women are the mainstay of our existance here on planet Earth and should be given the respect and reverence they deserve for working tirelessly to that end, more often than not, in abominable circumstances akin to life imprisonment and slavery.
I see These! Women as our role models as they are the mothers of our future.

Holly Allison
Holly Allison
  • Dafyd Powell-Palaitis

I was torn about this on, not having read hter story, my values of course are NO. but when I think about changing an entire society's culture and beliefs ? then I thought the only way to do that is to get them to listen and the only way they will listen is if I speak their language. I can only teach them if I understand them and work from witin their frame of reference. However, I agree with you whole heartedly if I'm basing my vote (only this poll) upon my my belief system . But the poll...

I was torn about this on, not having read hter story, my values of course are NO. but when I think about changing an entire society's culture and beliefs ? then I thought the only way to do that is to get them to listen and the only way they will listen is if I speak their language. I can only teach them if I understand them and work from witin their frame of reference. However, I agree with you whole heartedly if I'm basing my vote (only this poll) upon my my belief system . But the poll didn't aek me hwo to stop genocide on American girls. It asked me hwo I would change the Indian mentality about females.

Norma Voyer
Norma Voyer
  • Dafyd Powell-Palaitis

Holly Allison I so agree with you. I did not vote because I am torn, for the reasons you stated.

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