China’s missing women

#Own goal manenos.

[SIZE=5]China’s Population Crisis[/SIZE]

Sixteen-year-old Phyu* grew up in a tiny ramshackle village in the nation of Myanmar, where her prospects were few. But in the summer of 2018 came an offer of a waitressing job, if she was willing to travel for it. Eager for a better life, she got into a van that made its way across the border to China.

After 10 days of traveling, however, Phyu realized she wasn’t going to a job in a restaurant. She tried to run away but didn’t know where to go. The traffickers caught her and locked her in a room. Her phone had no signal. Men who spoke Chinese were brought to see her.

“I had a sense I was being sold, but I could note escape,” says Phyu, now 17. She started to cry, but the trafficker told her to stop because she needed to look pretty for her potential husband.

Phyu was one of many thousands of women and girls from Myanmar who’ve been forced into marriages with Chinese men in recent years. And it’s not just Myanmar: Young women and girls from impoverished parts ofLaos, North Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Cambodia have also been effectively sold to men in China who are desperate for wives.

They’re desperate because there are 37 million fewer women than men in China—a gap roughly equivalent to the entire population of Poland. That gender imbalance is the result of China’s longtime policy of allowing families to have only one child and the traditional cultural preference for boys. Over the course of the 35 years the one-child policy was in place—it ended in 2016—China was robbed of millions of baby girls as many families used gender-based abortions and other methods to ensure that their one child was a boy.
The impact of this imbalance has rippled across Chinese society, and the surge in “bridebuying” from other countries is only one of the effects. Others include rising crime rates in areas with high percentages of unmarried men and a shrinking workforce.

“It’s a huge problem,” says Valerie Hudson, a professor at Texas A&M University and co-author of a book on the issue of gender imbalance. “In a deeply patriarchal society like China, a young man not getting married means he’s no one. He has no respect. You are going to have a population with some serious grievances.”

[SIZE=7]Chinese culture helps drive a traditional preference for sons.[/SIZE]
How did China get into this demographic mess? The roots of the problem go back to1979, when China introduced the one-childpolicy as a way to limit the growth of the country’s huge population, which is now 1.4billion, the world’s largest. The thinking was that having fewer people to feed, educate, and find jobs for would enable China’s economy to develop faster.
Then in the 1980s, ultrasound scanners—which are intended for checking the health of developing fetuses but can also show their sex—became widely available across China. Suddenly, pregnant women could easily find out if they were having a boy or a girl. That technology, combined with China’s one-child policy, made many women decide not to have the baby if it was a girl. In China’s Confucian culture, it’s the duty of a son to support and care for his aging parents, and this helps drive the traditional preference for sons.

[SIZE=6]Social Upheaval[/SIZE]
The problem peaked in 2004, when 121 boys were born in China for every 100 girls, according to Chinese statistics. Now decades of more boys being born than girls has created a huge shortage of women to marry. According to Human Rights Watch, projections suggest that by 2030, about 25 percent of Chinese men in their late 30s will never have married.
“These men are called ‘barebranches’—branches of the family tree that will never bear fruit,” Hudson says.
The phenomenon is causing vast social upheaval. The shortage of Chinese women means that women have more power in the marriage market—that they can choose better educated and wealthier men, experts say. As aresult, the men who can’t find wives will be concentrated in the lowest socioeconomic group.

“It’s going to be primarily less well educated, less affluent, more marginalized members of Chinese society who aren’t going to be able to marry,” says Richard Jackson, president of theGlobal Aging Institute. “And that’s not just a big disappointment to themselves and their families, but it’s also potentially socially destabilizing.”
Some research has shown an increase in crime in parts of China where the gender imbalance is the highest, Hudson says.
China is a society in which men traditionally pay a dowry, or a “bride price,” to a woman’s family to marry. The shortage of women has driven up the accepted costs of these dowries and put marriage out of reach for many Chinese. Ten years ago, typical bride prices inrural areas were $300 to $400. Now they range from $30,000 to $40,000. These inflated dowry costs are causing severe financial hardship and making it even harder for men of more modest means to marry.
The one-child policy was enforced unevenly across the country, so some regions have much wider gender gaps than others do. Henan Province, in central China, has one of the largest gender gaps. According to the 2005 national census, 142 boys were born for every 100 girls.


The wealthier Chinese get, the worse human trafficking and sex slaving will get worse

This is where the rain started pelting them. It’s a serious thing to try to fix the natural balance by such means. Still, China can change its immigration policy to allow women of diverse nationalities to migrate there legally and save its highly stressed men. The catch 22 of this whole mess is they don’t have living space, yet the world is full of women!

Huwezi separate mwanamke na watu wao ovyo tu. A woman can end up in a very vulnerable situation that way. Also a woman seen as nothing but a reproductive device is in a very precarious situation.

Tunaeza tuma akina Achienko na Wachinko huko

I thought the issue would be more on the subject of the missing girls, not a thinly veiled Matriarchal agenda.

China is proving time and again the hazards of equality

So huko basically MGTOW is not the way…it is the ONLY way.

Kweli, basi hapa kuna watu wataumia. Of course it’s hard to find an acceptable way of encouraging people of one gender to come to your country, without appearing like you are importing sex (which, essentialy, you’d be doing, chini ya maji), but it’s a bigger problem when the social environment is a hard sell. There’s a reason some people say earth is hard:D

Messing with natural order of things always backfires in the long run…

China should perish