Thursday, January 23, 2014

Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
By Mara Hvistendahl
PublicAffairs, 2011. 314 p. Nonfiction.

Skewed birth ratios is a growing problem in many countries in the world, with young many in many countries knowing that there will never be enough women around for them to marry. Hvistendahl explores not just the surface of the issue, but delves deeply into the history of the problem, the current dilemma many countries face, and the potential future for society if sex selection is not addressed.

Hvistendahl writes a very compelling and interesting book. She employs a good balance of research and data with personal stories and interviews from people all over the world, but especially eastern Asia, where she is based. This is a book that made me think a lot about the facts and statistics she presents and how they relate to my own community.


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