As some of you know, China had a strict “one child policy” but had been turn down in 2015. This interested me a lot because I immediately knew this WAS going to solve the massive population in China but will lead more problems throughout the years. The link to the video is here.
In this video you can see that the policy was very problematic because every parent hoped the mother gave birth to a boy and not a girl due to the benefits a male can do. One of the problems that they didn’t include in the video is that if there were not as many females in China than male, they would have a hard time reproducing. Although this does fix China’s population problem, I believe that this well be a bigger problem in the future. Still China is allowing parents to have at least 2 children. This is still a difficult situation and here’s why.
I believe that if there are not as many women than there is male, it’s going to be harder to reproduce. Restating what the video said, parents WANTED males and if they ever got females they would be abandoned in streets, leave them in an orphanage or even kill them. Not only is this heartbreaking but I believe that there won’t be as many men married due to the decrease female population and the number of unmarried men rise. I also imagine that if there are more men than there are women, not only will men be more violent and aggressive but will also start more fights and conflict with each other. I imagine this because men will have to worry about finding a mate and will have to strive harder than before. They will find it harder and harder to find a bride.
Another thing I can assume is that men might become homosexual . By the way gay marriage is illegal in China which is another problem. Men will unlikely wish to get married because most likely women will be taken or married, so men will start craving men.
So let’s gather all the information, the limited amount of child you can have will affect many people in many ways. If you were a girl, you would either be abandoned, left in an orphanage, or dead. Maybe if your parents decide to keep you, you would would be a disappointment to the family due to opinion (that I think is false) that men could do a lot more jobs and would be more successful than a women. Not only is this policy sexist, men will also be affected because I assume that some men will be homosexual because the strive for getting married will decrease due to the fact that it will be harder to find a mate. Gay marriage is illegal too so that doesn’t make the situation any easier. They would have to hide it or keep it a secret and maybe be lead to them getting picked on:(. This can also start many suicidal thoughts and will make men depressed.
This video really change my perspective on the “one child policy” because it made me realize that one thing can affect a lot of people. China is 20% of the world. There are 33.5 million more men than women which is a massive gender gap.