setzer777 wrote:Well an imbalance could very likely lead to demonstrable material harm (I'm admittedly not very acquainted with gender-skewed demographics, but my understanding is that it typically causes problems in society). In the absence of wide-spread imbalance, the motive behind aborting doesn't seem to really affect anyone else.
Countries with excess males or lack of females are concerned with the imbalance. Would you want legions of young adult males with little or no prospects of ever getting laid running around your country? It might lead to violence, emigration, immigration of foreigners or Gasps! homosexuality. Of course, there's little hard data to back up any of these assertions, so it remains political theorycrafting and fears as opposed to any hard science.
Oh, Good Grief. Every country has legions of young adult males running around with little or nor prospect of getting laid.
Have you ever seen what God does to most of them?
Shall we go through the list?
Voice change.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puberty#Vo ... .27s_apple
overly self conscious; Can you blame them?
There is all that weird shit that testosterone does to the brain.
The list goes on. Do you want more?
Even God knows.
The Male Fetus does not have an equal chance from conception forward.
I know there are good scientific reasons for this to be true. But; "God did it." is so much easier and funnier.
God did Small Pox, polio, spina bifida, earthquakes, volcanoes, God is not a nice guy. If, God did it, then, the humans that have earned their last name, Sapien. Must step in, if at all possible.
I don't 'get' it. Why do other people care what flavor of child another person has?
We don't need any more people. Right? But; People like to make people. The reasons for THAT are more diverse than the reasons to not make people.
A nation of people with arrested development and power and control issues is what I see. We have more than 6 billion humans on the spaceship, NOW!
We are in no danger of running out of genetic material to make more.
(NO! I did not count them! It would take all day, they keep moving around and they all look alike!)
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.