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#Video Response to 10 Questions on #India’s Female #Gendercide

March 2, 2014

In the video below, campaign founder Rita Banerji responds to 10 of the most frequently asked questions on India’s female gendercide in her first video Q&A response.  The questions which were a part of an e-interview with college students in Delhi are listed below the video. If you have additional questions please leave them in the comment box.  BELOW IS THE FULL VERSION OF THIS VIDEO WHICH IS 40 MINUTES.  FOR A 15 MIN. EDITED VERSION CLICK HERE

The questions answered in the above video in sequence are:

  1. Can female gendercide ever end given how entrenched it is in Indian culture and religion?
  2. Why do parents not give up baby girls for adoption instead of killing them?
  3. What’s the use advocating for the rights of the girl child when we cannot even enforce laws?
  4. Why do women participate in the killing of infant girls and other women for dowry?
  5. Does industrialization play a role in female gendercide?
  6. Is female feticide really ‘choice’ as advocated by the pro-choice movement?
  7. Are girls conditioning to be submissive a part of the reason for female gendercide?
  8. When there are so many ways to kill females in India where can we start?
  9. Is there a target group to begin our efforts to stop female gendercide?
  10. As a girl what do I symbolize to India? And isn’t it better for me to die then live this way?

To watch another video which explains what’s killing millions of girls and women in India click here.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2014 11:46 am

    The answer is that you ask too many questions, it is confusing you. The real question is: Why Indians despise human life?

    Once you know that answer, then you have the answer to all your questions.

  2. March 4, 2014 11:23 am

    Reblogged this on Flip It Right Side Up.

  3. anna permalink
    March 7, 2014 11:03 pm

    I don’t understand how such a peaceful religion as Buddhism and Krishnaism, and not eating cows or meat in general can coexist with such a horrific cruelty and disregard for a human life?

  4. March 8, 2014 12:23 am

    Great video! So instructive and such a powerful political message at the end. I wish my daughters would be shown it in school. But unfortunately in their private school they hear more about cast discrimination than patriarchy. And they are encouraged to compete with their fellow classmate in the name of “success”. This competition ultimately benefits the school (boasting it’s students’ achievements) and the patriarchal & capitalist systems (as success means money according to them). It definitely doesn’t benefit the children whose self esteem is severely belittled, especially the girls who have to bear all the burden of being a girl apart from school competition.
    Thanks a lot for your patience and uncompromising statements.

    • March 23, 2014 11:51 am

      Diké, I’ve run into many barriers when trying to address high school girls in India. I find that even in colleges and among women’s ngos they are uncomfortable with my emphasis on women and girls claiming complete ownership of self, and recognizing that no one, not even your parents have the right to violate your personal and bodily integrity. That safety and equality is something every person is entitled to regardless of gender, class or education. I realize that that’s probably because many women activists in India don’t recognize that in their own lives, and believe that there is some external circumstance (society?) that can convince men to treat them right. That’s not going to happen unless we don’t stand up for our own rights.

  5. Irene Serban permalink
    March 8, 2014 6:35 am

    This is a big problem,but not only in India.,in China exist the same procedure.Many femele gendercide child are killing ,because the supra population.Sad history,and inhuman.
    Children,been male or femele are not objects,or animals.They need love and protection,nobody have right to kill they.I think,this is subculture,because in special the poor families with more children wish not to have more babies.In this video i understand,cause,more women kill other woman,or girlchild.That is wrong.Where is the mother feeling from this human beens?
    In the tribal life many girls are selling under teen age,for a cow between families.Like a mariage.But wanna be happy this youngs?I don’t think so.

  6. Kathie Noga permalink
    March 10, 2014 12:44 am

    I think the male lineage system is a lot of the problem, where males are favored. Change that to a dual lineage or female system like in Kerala and you probably would have less of these problems. It seems economics is a big part of the problem. Educating parents and girls would be a good thing, too.

  7. March 14, 2014 3:36 pm

    Unfortunately, these mothers and their government leaders are going to hell for their horrid crimes against humanity. Why would their own religion allow such a crime be committed? What kind of government and religion are they really? I have just lost compete respect for both, as well for those mothers and fathers who lack the instinct of love for all their offspring, regardless of sex. If they don’t have that love for both sexes then they shouldn’t be allowed to bear children. Hell! To hell for eternity! That is where they are going. Don’t they understand that? Those poor, poor infant girls.

  8. March 14, 2014 4:31 pm

    Unfortunately, these mothers and their government leaders are going to hell for their horrid crimes against humanity. Why would their own religion allow such a crime be committed? What kind of government and religion are they really? I have just lost complete respect for both, as well for those mothers and fathers who lack the instinct of love for all their offspring, regardless of sex. If they don’t have that love for both sexes then they shouldn’t be allowed to bear children. Hell! To hell for eternity! That is where they are going. Don’t they understand that? Those poor, poor infant girls.

  9. March 16, 2014 6:05 pm

    Reblogged this on iheariseeilearn.

  10. July 21, 2014 12:03 pm

    Here in this question/answer forum, I would like to ask a question:
    What is the root cause of Female feticide?
    It should not be an easy task for parents to kill their child. Still they do it. What are the reasons?
    We all know that female feticide is a crime and should be stopped. But still its going on. what is the cause?
    Here I am not asking what we and government should do to eradicate it. I am asking for the reasons of its existence. Once we understand the reason, we may move forward to remove the root reason itself.

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