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Missing Girls...

"In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called 'gendercide' or femicide."

Via Seth Dixon, RobersonWG
Desiree's insight:

I think it's ridiculous how they have to kill girls when they're just babies. In India and China, there is a very large population, so maybe they're trying to lower the amount of people in the country so there's less people to feed? But how do they choose who to kill? They obviously think men are more important than women, causing them to want less women. But something they aren't thinking very far ahead is what happens when there's no women? If there's no women, theres no way to have children in the future. If they want their country to stay "alive", theyre going to need children. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:10 PM

Females might be the underdogs of men forever. Hopefully this is not the case but it just seems like it will be sometimes, doesn't it? Women have had issues with rights and equality from the beginning of time. Things need to change on a global scale for horrible situations like this to stop occurring so frequently.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:52 PM

Unit 3 Cultural Processes and Patterns

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:45 PM

This femicide is extremely disappointing.  Genocide is expected in third world, war torn countries.  The fact that it's 2014 and female babies are murdered for being girls, and parents are scared for their  children's lives, show how much power the government has over the people's lives. It is sad to think the government has the power to dictate how many children families can have and what gender.  On the flip side, these are countries that are extremely overpopulated.  The one child policy in China is what China is currently using (along with this femicide) as population control.  This is an important issue because there needs to be some sort of population control, but to what extent? This is taking away someone's basic human right - to procreate. Parents do not have control over what gender they produce and if they produce a female, their child may be taken and murdered from them. The state takes away what you created, your offspring and there is nothing they can do about it. 

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Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square

Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square | World Geography |
Mexico City's government is trying to transform one of the world's largest cities by beautifying public spaces, parks and monuments buried beneath a sea of honking cars, street hawkers, billboards and grime following decades of dizzying urban growth.

Via Tony Burton, RobersonWG
Sherryn Kottoor's comment, January 13, 2014 10:00 PM
I agree with @Vivica Juarez. This is a great opportunity to improve Mexico's infrastructure and show the beauty of the city. Although the drug war will continue, hopefully this will help decrease the amount of drug trade.
Isela Lopez's comment, January 13, 2014 10:05 PM
I think this is great for Mexico. After so much time of struggling I think a change is needed. Making the scenery more pretty will definitely attract more tourists which will bring more money to the country, improving the Economy. Although I believe the drug trade really can't be stopped because of how dangerous it is, this could possibly be a new start and a distraction from all the bad things happening in the country.
Rachel Cho's comment, January 14, 2014 12:21 AM
I agree with @Vivica Juarez because of the drug trade issue. People will never stop because they WANT to do it and they're addicted to this process by now, which is sickening.