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Some Indian Parents Forcing Daughters To Become Sons

June 30, 2011 by  

Some Indian Parents Forcing Daughters To Become Sons

In India, officials are concerned about a disturbing trend: parents forcing their daughters to become sons through sex change operations.

“Madhya Pradesh state government is investigating claims that up to 300 girls were surgically turned into boys in one city after their parents paid about £2,000 (more than $3,000) each for the operations,” read an article on The Telegraph’s website.

The issue of preferring boys to girls is a serious one in India, where “India’s gender balance has already been tilted in favour of boys by female foeticide — sex selection abortions — by families who fear the high marriage costs and dowries they may have to pay. There are now seven million more boys than girls aged under six in the country,” the article read.

“The surgery, known as genitoplasty, fashions a penis from female organs, with the child being injected with male hormones to create a boy,” the article read. Doctors are accused of wrongly conducting the surgery, which should only be performed in cases where a child is born hermaphroditic (having both male and female genitalia), on normal girls.

“People don’t want to share their property or invest in girls’ education or pay dowries. It’s the greedy middle classes running after money. It is just so shocking and an outright violation of children’s rights,” Ranjana Kumari, of the Centre for Social Research and one of India’s leading campaigners against female foeticide, told the newspaper. “In India we say God resides in that house where there’s a woman but that has evaporated because of all this greed.”

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  • s c

    India has had problems for many years, but this one is unreal. Apparently, financial success has nothing to do with transgender topics there.
    To offer a parallel, playing god with self-identity
    hasn’t worked here. Our “leaders” are examples of what can happen when faceless puppet masters tell ‘leaders’ what to do, when and how. Pick a Washington ‘leader,’ and take a hard look. He/she has been put through a mental transgendering process, and their ability to think has been all but destroyed. If you think I jest, you’re not using your head.
    Maybe we have more in common with India than I would have guessed. It won’t work there, and it damned sure hasn’t worked here – despite everything social engineers and Frankenstein wannabes have tried to do to us.

  • Macawma

    The whole world has gone MAD!!! Jesus is weeping big tears…

    • Dan az

      I have to agree with that and I think that being muslims that the female is treated so poorly that they feel the need to change to male to get the respect they want.How sad!Shari law makes this kind of thing happen and it dosen’t help that the males are queer and likes little boys more than the women there.I never could understand why a gender bender would change to a female just so they could be a lesbian.

      • Lori

        Not muslim, they are Hindu

    • http://MSN CHARLEY60

      I’ve wondered at times if all the Universe is but a lab project, like ones we do. If so, how we must marvel that power studying us.

  • Linda H.

    What will they do when there are not enough women to have babies and their culture dies. Look at the problem in China – where foeticide and female infanticide has caused a major imbalance of the sexes. Their replacement populaton is dropping. They’re taking the chance of losing entire future generations.
    Of course- I can think of a few groups in the world I wouldn’t mind seeing die out (the taliban comes to mind).

    • C130 Gunship

      Linda H….Better they kill themselves off than us having to do it in a war…..

    • jimmy the greek

      Israel should start doing that to all there boys , they can then marry them off to the Arab men then walla we well have peace in the middle east and the goats can stop living in fear of rape .

      • s c

        No one has said it yet, so here’s what you need to think about, Bubba. For a ‘Greek,’ you’re not thinking clearly. Maybe you’re a closet Spartan.
        Whatever you are, you sound like a living ad for a Palestinian terrorist camp.
        Take a hard look in the mirror, and then step into the 21st century. Living in the past and thinking with your emotions isn’t good for your mental health. That non-thinking got us a White House Bubba [twice].

        • jimmy the greek

          And a chimp after that !

      • http://eletter@personalliberty.com Aggeliki Koroni

        Jim please learn how to spell, in English that is!

      • http://naver samurai

        OMG! Another lib that has lost their mind, due to the overconsumption of kool aid. Your post made no sense and is not worthy of an intelligent response. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • 45caliber

      They will do like they do in China – buy or take their brides from someone else – or become homosexual.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Forcing people a against their will to undergo sexual change is not only morally wrong,but evil as well. How ever I think every person, he or she has a right to make a choice,if they want a sex change,to deny them of that rights, are violations of their civl rights.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner
      • Crystal

        Hi Coal Miner,

        That’s a good article, but outdated. California law got turned back around. Homosexual marriage is still illegal in California.

        • eddie47d

          Coal Miner; I agree that is an adult choice but when it comes to children in India or China it becomes an imbalance of insane proportions. I support the abortion choice if an indidivual doesn’t have the capabilities of taking care of a baby/child but not because of selection over the sexes,(which China does). Some African nations still perform genital mutilation on young girls which shows the power people have over others.

          • Bus

            apparently the global economy has provided some Indians with more money than brains. These little she/he’s will be so confused as they grow up they will all commit some kind of Suttee before they are fixed up with some 6 year old maiden to make children with.

          • Cliffystones

            eddie47d,

            The main objection I have with abortion is when it is used because it’s “inconvenient” for the “mother” to give birth, be it financial, emotional or “lifestyle choice”. As a father of 2 adopted children who was adopted myself, it would be wonderful if pregnant women would consider adoption first.

            I fully understand the medically necessary abortions. Also those where violent sexual assault was the cause of the pregnancy. But if those women who were able to emotionally could find it in their hearts to devote nine months, there are plenty of couples who would be eternally grateful for the chance to become parents.

    • 45caliber

      coal miner:

      Everyone I’ve ever met who decided on a sex change has serious mental problems before AND after the change. I don’t care if they have it (as long as I’m not paying for it) but they all have problems that should have been first addressed BEFORE they had the operations.

  • Raggs

    Maybe we should send them some of our New York residence?

  • Crystal

    I thought nothing would shock me anymore. Guess I was wrong.

  • Bob

    While this is disgusting and reprehensible, there is really no such thing as a “sex change” operation. These operations are nothing more than a form of mutililation that hides the fact that the person was a male or female and now is physically neither. Those who force this on another are criminals, those who undertake these operations voluntarily are mentally disturbed.

    • 45caliber

      I agree with you.

    • Dons621

      The 6 year old are not given a choice, it is found by trial and error that mentally disturbed young males make the best Suicide boomers. As far as the monetary dodge of having to give dowry,s for girl,s it is just a ways to a means to keep their wealth by showing the contempt the Muslims have for females. I think that Muslims of the age of 40+ are closet homosexuals. In most cultures the young men are the first to die in battle as the elder convince them it is their duty to fight so the elder do not have to. Look at our own congress 500+ and only a few have ever fought in a war and those that did were never in harms way.

      • Lueder

        First off, India is NOT MUSLIM as previously stated. They are HINDU. Major differences in religion. One worships Allah and the other Buddha.

        My understanding from the article is that the parents are doing this to their infant daughters. The girls are not choosing anything. I can only imagine that it can create a tremendous amount of confusion later on in life. I know that muslims look at homosexuality as a sin. I don’t know about hindus. I am curious as to who the parents expect their “son’s” to marry when they all grow up and there are no nice Indian women to marry since they turned them all into boys.

  • Jon Dee

    If life in India has become so unsatisfactory due to the costs of raising little girls and paying for doweries; possibly the following would be worth considering instead of sexual mutilation or infanticide.
    Intellectual pursuits evoke wisdom to the seeker. Now that DNA profiles are so easy to obtain (as in the plethora of Who-dunnit-TV shows), why not consider establishing a DNA based “Intellectual Profile” of all willing potential parents?. The high scorers in the “Brain Capacity Search” would be encouraged to seek out opposite gender recipients of the Brain Trust award for the purpose of improving human mental capacity; instead of mutilating or murdering luck-of-the-draw offspring.
    This may sound like Hitler,s or Sanger’s Eugenics, but consider what is possible in light of todays advancements in genetic engineering as related to food crops and animal cross breeding. With very careful attention to all aspects of presently available human genetic trait selection, Thinking people now have a easily accessable gene pool gift for the asking.
    Jon Dee

    • jimmy the greek

      Yes ! good thinking .

  • Joey Biden

    There might still be hope for Obama and the Demos to grow a pair. They’ll still be missing a Weiner though.

    • 45caliber

      Ouch!

    • Dan az

      :) that was good!But I guess they can only hope for the change maybe this time around they could sponsor a dick.

  • 45caliber

    Are these “boys” supposed to grow up, marry, and father children?

    • jimmy the greek

      I think they think so .

  • C130 Gunship

    I’m pretty sure Bawney’s Frank is getting a ‘woody’ hearing this news! I bet he starts going over to India monthly to help the Indian Government with the advanced medical technology to convert more girls into boys. He’ll also sponsor a new bill here in the US-’Leave no Child’s Behind’ and forced it through the house.

    “This measure will assure that each school boy knows that heterosexuality is an inherent sin and that engaging in sex with a female, especially a cougar, is just un-American. I am outraged at the recent opinion polls that declare that butt budding was really just a fad and I refuse not to roll over on this or any other issue.

    “My initiative is to educate the girls eerrr boys to the fact that sex with another boy is a life time gift they will never forget. A woman can cuff another woman, sell the video and forget it five minutes later but once a boy is stuffed he is a homo forever; thank God.”

    “I’ve allotted 100 billion for this campaign and can guarantee to save millions; similar to the Health Care mathematics and once implemented taxpayers will no longer have to pay my way to India once a month; it’s a win win!”

  • Raggs

    I’m surprized that the TSA hasn’t volunteered to lend India a helping hand in this project.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    All I can say is SICK, JUST SICK!!!!! I am very good friends with an Indian family who, if they know of this are probably ashamed of their former country! And to think that their son is a very good doctor!!!

    • Dan az

      Are you sure he is a he?How long has this been going on?

  • D .S

    I don’t feel that the actions of these country is merely directed in destoying the female population. I think that these nations are preparing for a world war, building military power. I can’t think any better way to motive a bunch of angry sex starve men to go kick some butt, besides the reward at the end might be a nation with a larger female population. It looks like actions against the large populations are creating a furture of people that will not have the luxury of individulism and will only be the spoke in the wheel of the machine of people who are a bunch of controling power hunger politics.

  • D .S

    What i also find fun, is even if you change the outside of anything, the true essence is still there, you remember the old saying that a lepoard never changes their spots, just maybe in some countries have not evolved and balanced the need of embracing the opposite aspects of themselves, So in these countries they are allowing woman to come to power and maybe thats the only way they will get their foot in the door, to make the future decisions to stop this madness

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