Woman Hacked to Death for Giving #Birth to #Daughters
Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Jan 13, 2013
30-year-old Kureshi Khatoon, who was already the mother of six girls, gave birth to her 7th daughter two weeks ago. Her husband who was furious that they the child was not a boy, hacked his wife to death! This however not an uncommon crime against women in India! Click here to see other cases of women who are murdered for giving birth to girls.
THINK ON THIS: In the past people have suggested to us that men should be told that it is the men’s “fault” and not the women’s!! But is this a solution?
1) To begin with, women who give birth to girls are harassed, beaten, or killed even in the middle and upper-class educated homes, where men are well aware of this ‘biological fact!
2) Secondly, is the birth of a girl a “fault?” Is it a bad event that we need to figure out who the “blame” should fall on for?
3) Thirdly, there is new research coming out that shows that men contribute both X and Y sperms, but which of these eventually fertilize the egg and result in either a boy or girl, depends on the mother and her food choices — whether this is more potassium or calcium in her diet! A 2008 research report from Oxford University, showed that women who took in more calories had a higher percentage of sons! Now you could argue, that in India where women are habitually and culturally starved, more than 50% are chronically under-weight and anemic, this might make a strong argument for women’s nutrition. But think of this: A family force-feeds a woman during her pregnancy, and still ends up with a daughter? What do you think they will do with the woman then?