Monday, April 28, 2014

X-chromosome speaks

I didn't think that people like you, educated and sophisticated as you are, would ever need to hear from me.

Even so, here I am. Hoping you'll learn the lesson this time and refrain from your evil actions.

Basically, it is like this.

The woman has the XX chromosome, while the man has the XY chromosome. Therefore, a child gets one chromosome from the mother, and one from the father. Whether that is an X or a Y has a bearing on the gender of the child in question.

For centuries, you have persisted in berating, even beating, the woman for what you see as a crime on her part: failing to produce a male child.

I don't understand your aversion for me. You don't care about the skewed ratio of the sexes in this country. You care as little for the dangerous social dynamics it entails, and the manner in which it will upset the social equilibrium of society.

All that you are concerned with is that you have a male child to carry on your family name. Tell me, couldn't women carry forward the family name with as much pride and far more gentleness?

You place altogether too much emphasis on the male child, yet all around you see women bearing the burden of keeping families and communities going.

You are willing to pay huge sums of money to know the sex of the unborn child beforehand so that you can put the female child to death. In the womb itself.

And if some baby is fortunate enough to survive the deadly round, you net is cast wide enough. You'll kill the child after birth.


Let me warn you. If you kill the girl child, you must be prepared to suffer the consequences. And the consequences will come, much worse than you can imagine.

You were not meant to toy with the circle of life, nor use me as an excuse towards your nefarious needs.

Both of us, the X and the Y chromosomes, are equally important in the context of genetics, just as both men and women are equally significant in the context of humanity.

You cannot take forward your human legacy without the aid of the X-chromosome, just as humanity will cease to exist without the women.


You would do well to remember that.





8 comments:

  1. The killing of female babies has resulted in some of the human trafficking business in some countries. An utter shame. Good post.

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  2. Thanks for writing this. Yes X chromosome speaks. How is Y even possible with out X. Female foeticide and infanticide are cruelest of all crimes, not that other crimes can be ignored :(

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  3. Very good post ! Many of US pretend TO misunderstanding & abuse.

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  4. I've really enjoyed your posting of different voices.
    Well done for getting this far... nearly there!

    Jemima
    #TeamDamyanti
    Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

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  5. Wow! What a powerful post, in a wonderfully engaging voice. I am so glad you are putting blogs out into the world that are as meaningful and have the potential to be as transfromative in ways of thinking about women and girls, as this one.
    Visiting from the A to Z challenge.

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  6. A wonderful post indeed Cynthia.

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  7. Love the content, the language, and the tone of this!

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  8. Cynthia, I love every word you write. I can't say anything more than that. So glad to have met you... :D

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