I was sickened by this documentary today :8-:
BBC NEWS | Programmes | This World | Harsh reality of India's unwanted girls
We must do something....any ideas on how we can help?
However, one person at a time can have an effect.
Why not try?
I stopped for a minute and really thought about Randip's questio. At first it seemed impossible -- if even a fraction of 1 percent of the population engages in this practice, in a country of 1 billion -- you are talking about a widespread acceptance of female infanticide and selective abortion. How can you make a difference in 5, 10 or 15 years? Even with patience.
But then I realized that problems buried deep within a society can be solved in a reasonable period of time. They may not be completely solved, but social perceptions can be changed, and real changes can be made in small steps. In the US, only 10 or 15 years ago, domestic violence was a secret -- kept in families -- never addressed. Then celebrities on television and in the film world began to put their names behind movements and campaigned publicly. They sponsored change. We still have domestic violence. But the tolerance is not there. The idea that we should ignore what is happening in the house next door - that has changed. New laws have been put in place to protect victims and to require that doctors and teachers report suspected abuse. Politicians can no longer pretend or look the other way. People are no longer silent. More people are involved. This is just one example. I don't know.
Ending the silence may be the key.
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