For all the cheering from the feminists about how science may yet prove that men are not necessary because women may be able to have children without the need for that pesky X chromosome, the truth is that it’s not the male gender that is in danger—but the female.
The article, Gendercide: The worldwide war on baby girls starts with a grim tale. A Chinese author is at the birth of a child, but when the child is found out to be a girl, she is discarded into a pail, left for dead, with the following dialog, starting with the author:
“‘But that’s…murder…and you’re the police!’ The little foot was still now. The policemen held on to me for a few more minutes. ‘Doing a baby girl is not a big thing around here,’ [an] older woman said comfortingly. ‘That’s a living child,’ I said in a shaking voice, pointing at the slops pail. ‘It’s not a child,’ she corrected me. ‘It’s a girl baby, and we can’t keep it. Around these parts, you can’t get by without a son. Girl babies don’t count.’”
This grim picture is not unique to our time—there were babies that were sacrificed to ancient idols or left on the hillside to die—but the technology of the day, and the attitude toward children has made it much worse.
The Value of a Child
The truth of the matter is that societies around the globe have started to devalue children. I link some of this thought to the arrival of sex education, birth control, and a promiscuous culture.
Instead of a couple getting together, getting married for the purpose of raising a family, the culture of many countries list many reasons why you shouldn’t have children:
- If you have a child, it will be tougher to break up (because you’re probably not married in the first place).
- Having kids is a “choice”.
- Children take the fun out of life.
- You need to have more time with your spouse together before you’re ready.
- People can have children into their 40’s so what’s the rush.
Even in “Christian” Universities the students are taught to get married and then put off children for five years or so until you are settled and know each other as a couple.
What they’ve unwittingly done is devalue their children.
The Greatest Contribution to Society
Very few of us will ever do anything that the world will call great. We will live, work and die, and within a generation or two no one may know that we ever existed.
However, with our children, we have the chance to have our values and worldview carry down to multiple generations and to effect change for the better. The most powerful position in the nation right now is not the President of the United States, but mothers and fathers as they raise their children.
Especially the mothers.
Is it any wonder that there is such a desire to get children away from the parents influence as soon as possible. It’s not fast enough to have them go to school at 6—we need them in preschool at 4… I mean, 3. Day care’s a great thing, don’t you know—it’ll help their socialization!
And who can forget “It Takes a Village.”
The government knows how valuable your children are. The Catholic church famously said that if you give them a child until they are 8 they’ll be a Catholic for their lifetime.
Children are an enormous blessing to families in terms of happiness, healthiness, and well being, but our society puts them off. And in other countries chooses to limit the sex of the offspring they’ll have.
It’s a tragedy that breaks this dad’s heart.