They think the only alternative to this is abortion, and they think that its ok and it’s the thing to do. So now, there are actually people fighting against this new policy, not even thinking about the fact that the abortion rate will be extremely high also. They are so worried about keeping the population down in their country that they are willing to kill their unborn child to do it. There are so many families in the world that would die for a kid, and would love to adopt, and yet the Chinese are killing off their children instead of at least giving them away and giving them a chance at life.
So, instead of controlling the population, the kids were being torn from their families and bounced around the country, not helping the population issue in any measure.
To put all of this into perspective, the “Plight of the Little Emperors” passage from our book gives real life examples of the affects that this cultural evil has on people on a personal level.
Here in America, every person usually gets to pick what they want to do when they grow up.
Parents do the best that they can do as parents, and hope that their children choose a good path of life.
It has become an uncontrollable part of the Chinese culture, and it has gotten to the point where the options to fix the evil it has caused has outweighed the situation it has become.
From what I get from this, it’s not what China as a whole wanted to happen, but its unfortunately part of the culture that was forced into their other cultures, and it has become a disturbing situation.They don’t see anything wrong with it, because its how that culture is ran.Another thing that just shocks me is that there are other countries that have been smart enough to handle situations like this by making birth control mandatory instead of abortion, but china just focuses on abortion.They do this because the population is so huge, that job opportunities are hugely scarce and it is very hard to get a career.In this passage Dawei Liu from this passage talks about how he was basically forced to go to college, forced into a college and a major of his parents’ choice, and forced to become something that he didn’t want to be because his parents thought that that was best for him. Most parents in China prefer males, creating and imbalance of 34 million more man than women in china (parks). Instead of fixing the populations, it’s making it worse, and now it creates this huge imbalance, which makes it even harder for women to survive in China.It’s just simply sad, but like I said once before, it’s just a way of life and a culture that some people, including me, will never understand.Data has revealed that governments have done over 403 million birth control procedures, including the mandatory insertion of millions of intri-uterine devices, which is considered a regular birth control procedure in the west (parks).China has blamed a lack of education on the high number of abortions, but to me that is not an excuse.There are so many third world countries that are much less educated than China, and they are still able to control the birth rate without having to perform so many abortions.They also blame their population of 1.3 billion on high abortion rates. Like I said before, China may be overpopulated by a lot, but that can simply be solved by being proactive and maybe forcing families to give their babies up for adoption in other countries to even out the population and still save lives.