I realize reading this article, “A Dangerous Surplus of Sons?”, that while I thought I was being negative about the sex-imbalance in Asiathe fact that there are going to be far too many more men than women in places like China and IndiaI was being a little too optimistic, in fact.
One question occurs to me. If skewed sex-selection is going to engender a global epidemic, might it become necessary for families outside of these countries to select female children proactively? Could some kind of immigration system be set up to defuse the situation? This might sound crazy, but after all it’s what the Greeks probably would have done. It would effectively alter Indian and Chinese societies and cultures very rapidly, as mothers taught their children their own values from early on, either in conjunction with those of the children’s fathers, or discreetly and in resistance to the society into which they’d emigrated.
Of course, the whole notion involves treating women from birth as solutions to a problem, emissaries of peace-brokering, but then governments and businesses routinely regard humans as resources to be used for whatever ends they deem important. I’m wondering more about how feasible it might be. If a government convinced the Chinese that it’d avert a civil war, they might buy in.
But would the newly emigrated Chinese/Indian population in the West change Western society radically as well? Most Westerners I know would probably doubt it, considering how foreigners generally adapt to Western culture; but a mass influx of males from one or two nations might have a rather striking effect.
And it strikes me that all of this should go into a short story, once my hand is in better shape.