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Unformatted text preview: Daniel McAree ANP 220 4/15/10 China’s Lost Girls I thought the film China’s Lost Girls was very interesting and informative. The purpose of the film was to educate viewers on the effects that the one-child policy has on gender imbalances in China, in particular, the problem of the lack of young girls in China. I thought the film did a terrific job of achieving its purpose. I was aware of the one-child policy in China and also knew that you would have to pay a fine if you had more than one child. However, I never even thought of the implications that policy would have on gender imbalances. I understand why most families want sons because they want them to carry on the family name, provide labor, and stay with the family rather than a daughter who will leave to marry. Yet my understanding of this situation in China drastically changed as a result of this film when I learned that this one- child policy has caused many Chinese families to abort, abandon, and put their baby girls up for...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ANP 220 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '10