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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.

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.

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 !

Bernt Tillström
Bernt Tillström

I really hope so!

Werner Fraai
Werner Fraai

that's why....woman are womb-criminals....the world is overcrowded by too much woman....and they all...wish for having a baby! So, this year, the global population is growing with every second a baby is born! its raining people! So, we need a big change from within yourself...woman and man should change and wel, rapidly...Animal species die out, pollution is too much, so there is a lot of work to e done...but it has to be done in a good way....this is A big NO-way...W-tje!

Robinson Jokhan
Robinson Jokhan

every human has the right to live.
no one has the right to take anonothers live , only God can make that decission.
so I'm praying that God will give all the mothers then strenght to give every child equal love.

Suzanne Steward
Suzanne Steward

Well everyone, you can't get babies from Russian, go to India they're killing them there.

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.

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