Today I listened to WBEZ‘s program Worldview hosted by Jerome McDonnell. Today he spoke with Mara Hvistendahl about her new book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Body Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. Click here to download the podcast.
The parts of the conversation I heard included but was not limited to discussion of infanticide, in vitro gender selection (anecdotal evidence shows that Americans prefer girls), “mail order brides,” and trucks for abortion. I have not listened to the conversation in its entirety but I plan to do so and to read the book. It is a fascinating global issue very present in the past and today.