Unnatural Selection

An interesting Q&A from Shanghai Scrap with the author of Unnatural Selection, a book about the world’s 160 million missing girls, abortion, and the “perversion of choice”.  In some Chinese counties, the male to female ratio at birth is skewed as far as 3:2 by elective abortions, which starts having broader societal implications.  How does a western pro-choice feminist reconcile this outcome?  Especially when the choices are predominantly being made by the women themselves.

High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit

High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit.  Virtually all the damage resulting from “sexting” is done by the law, not the digital nudity.  Eighth graders get naked.  With each other.  Theyve been doing this for a long time actually.  And unlike getting pregnant at 14, having some nude pictures floating around is only serious if we choose to make it serious.  It wasn’t so long ago that that was the age when people started getting married, after all.  Instead of destroying their lives by registering them as sex offenders and trying to scare the other teens, why not accept it and change our norms surrounding nudity?

Links for the week of September 19th, 2010

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