Conflict Prevention?

June 30, 2009

The recent report that there is a massive disproportion of boy children over girl children in some countries confirms what has been known for a while. Preference for male heirs has put the lives of baby girls at risk. This has been deplored for all the reasons of law, morality, equal rights,– human security and responsibility to protect life.

Another reason to deplore sex selection however it occurs, does not get spoken of very much but it is chilling. When countries have a critical mass of young unmarried men, with no hope of achieving the successful mating and parenting that sentient beings are hard-wired to seek, the common outcome is that those countries may go to war with their neighbours. A surplus of single men between the ages of 18 and 35 has been linked as a factor in starting wars.

For all of the correct moral and ethical choices, the fate of these girl babies must be a priority. For all of the hopes of social change leading to world peace, this situation must be addressed now.

Filed Under: Cassandra files, Conflict Competence      

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