Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Where Our Women Go

Last December or so Rahul asked me if the baby would be a boy or a girl, could we find out and could we please let him know? (He doesn't have a settled preference but is naturally quite curious.)

I sat him down and told him sex determination is against the law in our country. Then I told him about female foeticide. My mother said I should not have. I said, this is his reality, and it's never too early to tell him how his country treats half its citizens and citizens-to-be.

Reports like this piece on bride trafficking make me weary. They also strengthen my belief that we need to talk to our children about these realities. How did my generation buy into such mindless killing so easily? Why have we allowed it?

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