U svojoj knjizi Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men Mara Hvistendahl krivi znanost koja omogućava ženama odabrati pobačaj na osnovu spola djeteta.
Richard Dawkins odgovara :
What if the religion of a country fosters a deep-rooted undervaluing of women? What if there is an ancient culture of despising women, whether for religious or otherwise traditional or economic reasons? In past centuries such cultures might have fostered selective infanticide of newborn girls. But now, what if scientific culture makes it possible to know the sex of a fetus, say by amniocentesis or ultrasound scanning? There is then an obvious temptation selectively to abort female embryos, which could have far-reaching and probably pernicious social consequences. I’ll refrain from gloating over the possibility of Taliban-inspired woman-hating societies going extinct for lack of women.
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