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The Global War Against Baby Girls

Nicholas Eberstadt – Fall 2011

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Over the past three decades the world has come to witness an ominous and entirely new form of gender discrimination: sex-selective feticide, implemented through the practice of surgical abortion with the assistance of information gained through prenatal gender determination technology. All around the world, the victims of this new practice are overwhelmingly female — in fact, almost universally female. The practice has become so ruthlessly routine in many contemporary societies that it has impacted their very population structures, warping the balance between male and female births and consequently skewing the sex ratios for the rising generation toward a biologically unnatural excess of males. This still-growing international predilection for sex-selective abortion is by now evident in the demographic contours of dozens of countries around the globe — and it is sufficiently severe that it has come to alter the overall sex ratio at birth of the entire planet, resulting in millions upon millions of new “missing baby girls” each year. In terms of its sheer toll in human numbers, sex-selective abortion has assumed a scale tantamount to a global war against baby girls.

Mere HER i The New Atlantis. Se eventuelt også:

Opdatering 28. marts 2012 – der kommer lige lidt om underbefolkning her:

The Islamic World’s Quiet Revolution

Forget politics. Muslim countries are poised to experience a new wave of change — but this time it’s all about demographics.

By Nicholas Eberstadt | March 9, 2012

Everybody who pays attention to these sorts of things knows Muslim societies are almost uniquely immune to the forces that have been driving down fertility rates on every continent for decades. But everybody, it seems, fell asleep before the final act.

Throughout the ummah (the Arabic term for the global Muslim community), the average number of children born to women is falling dramatically. (Apoorva Shah and I examine the evidence in detail here.) According to the UN’s Population Division, all Muslim-majority countries and territories witnessed fertility declines over the past three decades. To be sure, in some extremely high-fertility countries of sub-Saharan Africa (think Sierra Leone, Mali, Somalia, and Niger), declines have been modest. And in the handful of Muslim countries where a fertility transition had already brought childbearing down to around three births per woman by the late 1970s (think Soviet Kazakhstan), subsequent declines have also been limited. But in the great majority of the rest, declines in the total fertility rate have been jaw-dropping.

Mere HER i Foreign Policy.

The global fertility implosion

David Brooks – March 12, 2012

When you look at pictures from the Arab Spring, you see these gigantic crowds of young men, and it confirms the impression that the Muslim Middle East has a gigantic youth bulge — hundreds of millions of young people with little to do. But that view is becoming obsolete. As Nicholas Eberstadt and Apoorva Shah of the American Enterprise Institute point out, over the past three decades, the Arab world has undergone a little noticed demographic implosion. Arab adults are having many fewer kids.

Mere HER i Times Union.

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Og igen: Der er ingen overbefolkning

Det kan ikke siges for tit. Overbefolkning er ikke et problem. En nation skal have bæredygtighed, hvad folketallet anbelanger. Arbejdskraftens reproduktion. Et stabilt fødselstal hos landets oprindelige befolkning må være målet – ungefær 2,1 barn per kvinde for Danmarks vedkommende:

Five Myths About the World’s Population

By Nicholas Eberstadt | November 6, 2011

1. The world is overpopulated.

Sure, 7 billion is a big number. But most serious demographers, economists and population specialists rarely use the term “overpopulation” — because there is no clear demographic definition.

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For instance, is Haiti, with an annual population growth rate of 1.3 percent, overpopulated? If it is, then was the United States overpopulated in 1790, when the new country was growing at more than 3 percent per year? And if population density is the correct yardstick, then Monaco, with more than 16,000 people per square kilometer, has a far greater problem than, say, Bangladesh and its 1,000 people per square kilometer.

Back in the 1970s, some scholars tried to estimate the “optimum population” for particular countries, but most gave up. There were too many uncertainties (how much food would the world produce with future technologies?) and too many value judgments (how much parkland is ideal?).

Mere HER hos AEI eller her i The Washington Post.

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Video: War against Baby Girls

Fra AEI 14. juni 2011 – selektiv abort er et omsiggribende problem:

A Worldwide War against Baby Girls: Sex-Selective Abortion Goes Global

Sex-selective abortion–terminating a pregnancy based on gender–is a modern phenomenon. As the expense of sex-selection technology like ultrasound plummets, it is being used in a growing number of countries, almost universally to eliminate girls, and generally with the assistance of health care professionals. In her new book, Unnatural Selection (PublicAffairs, June 2011), Mara Hvistendahl, a Beijing-based correspondent for Science magazine, documents how this practice has severely altered the natural balance of boys and girls in increasingly many societies, including China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and the Caucasus republics. Is the worst yet ahead? Is there hope for reversing this scourge? Join us for what promises to be an enlightening–and sobering–discussion with the author and AEI scholar Nicholas Eberstadt.

Panel: Mara Hvistendahl, Nicholas Eberstadt, Danielle Pletka

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For Girls, Idealism Can Be Deadly

Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman – June 15, 2011

President Kennedy urged American youth to consider a stint in the Peace Corps where they could help the world’s poor and spread American values. Thousands have heeded this call, and for many, their time abroad was a valuable learning experience. But for many others, mostly young women, there was a big problem that was swept under the carpet until now: rape. 

The idea that women and men are equally human and entitled to equal opportunities and dignity is very new. The United States and Europe have pioneered this social revolution, but in some places around the world, this notion is either unknown or vigorously rejected. Sub-Saharan Africa and the Muslim world are the worst offenders.

Mere HER hos Family Security Matters.

Og så er ovenstående endda rent flueknepperi. Hvis halvdelen af alle mænd i et samfund har 2 koner, hvem skal den anden halvdel så gifte sig med? Flerkoneri er det største problem af dem alle…


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