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Friday, January 06, 2006

The dying room

It still shocks me sometimes the amount of cruelty in this world. The heartlessness that you can not fathom. and when children are the victims, it just becomes a whole lot worse.

This is what happens:

In China, being over populated as it is, has been actively enforcing the one child rule since 1979. this in an effort to reduce the population, or at least limit its unchecked growth. Yes, everyone undestands the dire consequences of over population. But I do not think anyone explained this to the little victims in this story.

Having only one chance for a child, means for a lot that they have only one chance to get a son. So, millions of baby girls have been abandoned in the street, or killed at birth. yes, KILLED before they draw their first breath, because they are simply girls. And i guess that for some means useless and unimportant.

more detailed story would be found here. It is an old story, but I just heard these terrible details yesterday.

These girls who are not killed, and abandoned, sometimes face a fate that is worse than being killed at birth. Orphanages are just full of tiny little girls that have been left in the street to die. And unfortunately this does not change much when they get to the orphanage.

A camera crew (undercover of course) discovered in one orphanage, a room. this room had in it one tiny little girl of 2 years old, left to die. Hence; the dying room.
She had been left for 10 days, unattended, unfed, uncared for in any way. I saw her picture when discovered, and it was heartbreaking, and it just makes you so angry. Every morning they would send in a child to check if she is dead yet or not. !!!!

she died 4 days afer discovery.

What a cruel painful way to kill someone. more so for a helpless child. Just because she is a girl.

Why is it so inherent in humans from the beginning of history this look at women?

why have they always been looked upon as slaves? lesser in status and value than a man?

Does this come from the jungle rule? survival of the fittest? so The stronger man always feels he is superior? And how come it still applies today in some places? in this time, where so many things could now be easily and equally done by both a man and a woman?

It has only been recently that women are starting to be recognized as equals. And yet, the inherent mind set in alot of people is more difficult to change than laws that impose this equality. And why have women over the centuries been so submissive to this? Did they feel that they were being treated so unfairly? Have they all succumbed to the " this is the way it has always been" excuse?
How could the mothers of these girls agree to have their daughters killed just because they are girls?

This topic makes me so angry. In some situations , this prejudice against girls or women, would manifest it self mildly, as in unfair distribution of house chores for example. But here,.... it leads to numerous murders! human lives.

God has decreed that he who kills a single innocent human life, is as if he has killed the entire humanity. In arabia, during jaheleyya, Wa2d el banat (killing daughers at birth by burying them alive) was very normal.
And then Islam put a stop to all this. I remember the aya talking about judgement day, when the little killed girl would be asked for what fault was she killed?

It scares me what the human nature is capable of.


  • At 1/08/2006 5:46 AM, Blogger Jane said…

    These cruelties are almost unimaginable but very common in cultures where girls are unable to inheirit or own property. Their education isn't as encouraged, their value seen as less. I cannot understand that mindset either. Women are the nuturers of this whole planet. I think too many women have been raised to also believe that they are inferior...when you hear that from the day you were born you believe it. It is a crime against humanity, but one that will not end until women all over the world set aside their differences, unite, and demand to be treated not less or greater than men but as humans with all the respect, care, and dignity that should apply to everyone, male or female. Our chromosomes and genitals should not determine the value of our lives.

  • At 1/08/2006 8:37 AM, Blogger Libyan Violet said…

    it is indeed scary, humans are the cruelest creatures.

  • At 1/09/2006 3:10 AM, Blogger tota said…

    The Mode of this post doesnt fit with the next comment :)

    but i wanted to wish u a Happy Eid Adha!!

  • At 1/12/2006 7:06 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    I have to say, it was not always like this. At certain times the roles were reversed. I think both approaches are wrong! I think we should be equal at all times.

    As for this cruelty to young girls, I hope something will happen and it will stop. As soon as possible! It is simply outrageous! And if they all have sons, who would then marry them? Another guy? I really cannot understand how someone could just not care for their own flesh and blood...Especially the mothers, they carry that being inside of them, how can they kill them or let them be killed?

  • At 1/13/2006 2:47 AM, Blogger Dalulla said…

    insanity! really many words i can say about this, but i think the most appropriate is insanity. There must be something wrong with anyone's brain when taking a life away. THe mose valuable gift of life is life itself!

    Boy will God's vengnce be way to much for those pple! Any person who takes away a life, even their own! It is a blow of God's spirit, how can someone just waste it. maybe that is why in divine religions it is a major sin.

    A person throws away a blow of the Creator's spirit!

    Babies are lovely, I cannot imagine how anyone can harm such little, defenseless beings! And why?! Certain societies do lead people to become inhuman, really! Thank God non of us are living in such places!

  • At 1/15/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said…

    That is so frustrating. I have read a lot about similar subjects. What pisses me more are the parents who kill their children from the lack of responsibility rather than inhumanity! In all cases it is frustrating.

  • At 1/18/2006 12:14 PM, Blogger doshar said…

    Maybe one day the girls will truly be free. You would think that the evoluting human race can out grow this pattern, but i guess not yet.

    Poor little girls, may God bless you.

  • At 1/19/2006 10:10 PM, Blogger AsianSmiles said…

    Dosh hi,

    I agree with you, it IS cruel. Heartless and inhuman. Apologies to my chinese friends and relatives but they really have to shape up in a lot of ways.

    Some women in China tried (and tries) to refuse aborting their babies when they "accidentally" get pregnant but they too are punished when they try to keep their babies secretly. Some neighbors (and even relatives) would report them to the police.

    One reason that I know is this: the China gov't specifically "regulates" the number of girls from being born because they are child-bearers in the future (they are obviously trying to avoid overpopulation).

    Like you, I just find it so wrong. There are other ways of combatting the problem. Some people just refuse to learn and use it - force and punishment is certainly the laziest way to live, in my opinon only.

    Thanks Dosh.

  • At 10/05/2008 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    i too find this discusting . like you i saw this film not long ago. im doind a project on it in georgraphy and we were shown this video on tuesday. i was horrified! i think te chinese government are being selfish in denying this is going on in china when its been proved that it is happening. it really is so wrong and something should be done about this distressing problem



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