Cryin' shame

  1. Someone should tell this guy that he is the one that is determining the gender of his children. Maybe he should go drown himself now.

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/....ap/index.html
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    That is so sad. Those poor girls without a mother.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Is he dumb, uninformed, or unwilling to accept the truth?
    Many Egyptians have excellent educations including science.
    My Dad had only daughters.
    He became friends with son- in- laws.
    My Mom felt my husband was like the son she never had.

    Such a different culture.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    sbic . . . well, I'm speechless . . .



    steph
  6. by   jnette
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    Is he dumb, uninformed, or unwilling to accept the truth?

    Such a different culture.
    Tragic, sad. Again... we see it through our eyes, but to them it is not a matter of dumb, uninformed, etc... it IS a "cultural" issue that has been ingrained for hundreds of centuries ... hard to get past that, or even desire to get past that in many places. Tragic nonetheless.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I've not doubt it's cultural and as such, we are expected to "respect" that. huh. Sickening really.
  8. by   sbic56
    I realize it is cultural, but nevertheless so very sad. Females still have so far to go on a global scale in obtaining their basic freedoms and worth. Women had little voice in this country as recently as a century ago. Religion, as well as culture, do alot to keep women oppressed. I can't get into a deep religious debate about it, as I haven't read the religious texts closely enough to do that, though it is clear their underlying message is that males are superior. Nor do I take a feminist stance, but one of basic human rights for all.

    To think a woman today, anywhere in the world would take her own life, because it was easier than facing the wrath of her man is about as tragic as it gets. It shows with all the "progress" mankind has made, we are still in our infancy when it comes to basic human equality.
  9. by   nowplayingEDRN
    It is a very cultural thing in the Middle East, in particular arab cultures that is is considered a curse if the men can not father a male child. Let's not forget that in China it was common practice to kill a second girl child if a male was not born because they have a 2 child rule. It is most unfortunate that women are looked at as second rate citizens in some countries and that death or poligamy is preferable than to give birth to another girl. And often where poligamy is practiced, the woman (or women) that do not produce a male child are looked down on and scorned and treated badly. It is considered failure. Yet they do not understand that we as humans have no control over genetics and whether the child will be male or female. So, so very sad. I respect another person's cultural practices but that does not mean I agree with it or feel that it is right or moral.
  10. by   jnette
    Originally posted by UntamedSpirit
    I respect another person's cultural practices but that does not mean I agree with it or feel that it is right or moral.
    I can agree with that !
  11. by   atownsendrn
    Originally posted by UntamedSpirit
    is considered a curse if the men can not father a male child.
    I guess my husband would be under a horrible curse. Three daughters and no hope of a son. The big "snipe-snipe" has already occurred
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by sbic56
    Someone should tell this guy that he is the one that is determining the gender of his children. Maybe he should go drown himself now.

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/....ap/index.html
    Someone should have told this woman not to marry a man who would divorce his wife if she had daughters.

    Why the hey are they (husband AND wife) having so many chillins ANYway??
  13. by   sbic56
    Originally posted by zoeboboey
    Someone should have told this woman not to marry a man who would divorce his wife if she had daughters.

    Why the hey are they (husband AND wife) having so many chillins ANYway??
    I hear you, zoe. It's all about a very different culture that we just don't get! Though, many Christians have what many think is "too many" children in the name of their religion/culture for that matter. All in the perception, I guess.
  14. by   Katnip
    Maybe someone should give him a little snip here, a little snip there, and he won't have to worry about having daughters anymore.

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