Gendercide—to borrow the title of a 1985 book by Mary Anne Warren—is often seen as an unintended consequence of China's one-child policy, or as a product of poverty or ignorance. The surplus of bachelors—called in China , or “bare branches”— seems to have accelerated between 19, in ways not obviously linked to the one-child policy, which was introduced in 1979.‘Don't move, you can't save it, it's too late.' “‘But that's...murder..you're the police! The policemen held on to me for a few more minutes.‘Doing a baby girl is not a big thing around here,' [an] older woman said comfortingly. Around these parts, you can't get by without a son.
The midwife must have dropped that tiny baby alive into the slops pail!
I nearly threw myself at it, but the two policemen [who had accompanied me] held my shoulders in a firm grip.