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Does The Indian Census of 2011 Anger You?

Hello Friends,

India's 2011 census results were just out and the news regarding the gender ratio gap is awful. It is the worst in 70 years!

Does it make you as angry and ashamed as it makes me?

If we in India feel ashamed -- why is this happening?

And it gets worse among the middle and upper educated classes? And among the expatriate Indians that forced countries like the U.K. and Australia to change their laws and ban sex-selected abortion? What good is education?

And it is not just selective female feticide -- what this census shows is that girls under 6 years are getting killed at an alarming rate. How are they getting killed? That is what this post on Gender Bytes is about. When we talk about 'gender ratios' what we forget is that we are talking about human beings, girls, -- human rights!

Read this post to learn how and why little girls are getting killed http://tiny.cc/f9hiy

This is shameful! Till we embrace this shame, get angry, and refuse to allow for any more EXCUSES -- THIS WILL GET WORSE!

Comments

Heterocefala's picture

Yes, dear Rita, it DOES get

Yes, dear Rita, it DOES get me angry! But my activity in women rights in Brazil proved me that being angry is not enough, so I will transform my anger in production and spread it everywhere I can. I will translate this article and post it in Portuguese in my 2 blogs and send it to all my contacts, in the portuguese version of 50MM campaign and help raise awareness.

I hope you are well. We speak soon!

Lots of love!

Nicole

Rita Banerji's picture

thank you Nicole!

thank you Nicole! You've done much for the 50MM campaign already! You are a darling!! many hugs --- Rita

Rita Banerji
www.ritabanerji.com

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