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.

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.

Joy Quaid Ruberto
Joy Quaid Ruberto

I answer was wrong it should be no parent has a right to kill there child just like no one should kill another human being its insane to ever think that they have that right.

Barbie Navarro
Barbie Navarro

Darren O'Treasaigh · University College Cork ABSOLUTELY! I AGREE WHIT YOU!
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...

Darren O'Treasaigh · University College Cork ABSOLUTELY! I AGREE WHIT YOU!
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.

Rabindranath Das
Rabindranath Das

Human births are not accidents...and a child does not come from a parent but comes through a parent and it has its own mission in this universe irrespective of any gain based valuation...let us give the child its space to grow and complete its mission...

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.

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