Corpse brides and forced abortions…

Nie Lina arrested for being pregnant (Image: All Girls Allowed)

Nie Lina arrested for being pregnant (Image: All Girls Allowed)

In China, women are the runt of society’s litter. You probably already know about the one-child policy that has had families actively sidelining the fairer sex for years—a millennias-old preference for sons in Chinese society means that, if couples can only afford one child given the financial penalties for multiple kids, they tend to go for boys rather than girls. Predictions state that there will be between 30 to 40 million fewer women than men in China by 2020, which sounds like it’ll be a pretty lonely year for many in the People’s Republic.

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