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Q: Have Chinese couples learnt nothing?

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that the one-child policy in China combined preference for sons has resulted in a skewed ratio of single men and women.

 

however it seems that nothing has changed even though the son's family have to pay a 'bride price' and fully kit-out a home, car and have a 'status' job to satisfy prospective in-laws.

 

You would think a daughter would be considered a better 'investment' seeing as she will be essentially a future 'cash-cow' and almost be guaranteed to get married (given the number of single men when she grows up), whereas a son stands a very good chance of never having a wife.

http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002092/chinese-couples-want-boys-%E2%80%94-trust-me%2C-im-a-fertility-doctor

23 weeks 3 days ago in  Family & Kids - China

 
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Male babies still convey greater status than female babies.  Traditions don't die easily in China.  And the family on the groom's side generally have a superior position to the family on the bride's side in terms of where the bride and groom will live, who will have the most influence and involvement over that couple's offspring, whose career will get preferential treatment, the transfer of wealth upon divorce and death, etc.

 

This may be regrettable, but let's encourage The Blogger and Sponge Blab to explain whether they prefer to have male or female baby, and why.

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Male babies still convey greater status than female babies.  Traditions don't die easily in China.  And the family on the groom's side generally have a superior position to the family on the bride's side in terms of where the bride and groom will live, who will have the most influence and involvement over that couple's offspring, whose career will get preferential treatment, the transfer of wealth upon divorce and death, etc.

 

This may be regrettable, but let's encourage The Blogger and Sponge Blab to explain whether they prefer to have male or female baby, and why.

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I have heard my MIL tell her friends she is disapointed she only has 2 grandaughters.

Dont get me started on that.

Just look when you are out and about. Dads and mums take boys out. Grannys take girls out.

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MIL?  Mother In Law?  Ok,,,   I prefer the term MBL.  Mother By the dictates of Law.

 

This gender preference needs to come to an end.  Female need Male.  Male need Female.  

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Icnif77 for user mod....cast you vote

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What the hell...Icniff77 for user mod....cast your vote

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Somebody finally changed answer of the day, new hacker in charge.kudos.

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Well I find this question much more interesting than the last one for answer of the day. 

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