China and the abortion

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This topic is for its own very controversial and complex, and involves a lot of differing things. I decided to write about because I’m very curious when it comes to this cruel and recurrent practice here in China. Let’s go to data:
– in average, 35 thousand abortions are made daily, 1.150 per hour, 25 per second– most of them in a gripping way;
– the number of the abortions is already bigger than the birth ones, according to non-official reports and non-registered clinics data;
– 46% of the women in Taiwan have already made an abortion (data from 1992, that is to say, very outdated);
– obeying the “One-child policy“, 530 million of abortions have been done since its implantation, in 1971, according to the Chinese Health Department, mentioned on the Financial Times;
– nowadays more than 13 million of abortions are made each year in the country, what is considered only “worrying” by the newspaper Daily China;
– 62% of the women who abort are single and between 20-29 years, according to government data;
– more than 10 million pills that induct the abortion are sold annually, while contraceptive pills are directed mainly to young couples;
– the average price for an abortion is 600 RMB (US$ 100,00);
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With data like this, I ask myself what would take such a huge and millennial nation like China to treat this issue so frivolously, because the abortion is the most used contraceptive method here.
When asked if she took contraceptive pills, a chinese friend answered: “We don’t want to get fat, so if we get pregnant, it’s just go there and take it out!”. I must confessed that this answer got me stunned! That is, the reason why she won’t take pills that could avoid the whole process is mainly aesthetic!!!
One of the main motives for the abortion to be treated this way is the lack and of adequate information about the contraceptive methods, and still lacking sexual information provided to young people: a research made by the Shanghai’s Military Hospital pointed that less than 30% of the young girls who subjected themselves to abortions knew how to avoid pregnancy , and of this, only 17% had some information about venereal diseases;
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Sex is not considered anymore a tabu among the young, but still is among the parents, the most is still afraid of talking about the issue with their sons (or “the” son), inheritance of the great repression lived by the chinese people until not long ago. The internet seems to be the young people’s great teacher, but that’s not always a guarantee of good learning. In school, teachers and parents think that, if they incite the discussion about it, they’ll end stimulating the early sex between them.
Besides, the lack of any kind of religiosity seems to be a huge factor for this spread practice.
In case a woman decides to abort, she is expected to do a “3 day reflection” before the act itself (just because of the recurrent world scandals, when it comes to this trivialized practice here in China, that looses the position of number one in abortions only for Russia- if it’s possible!).
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The chinese Communist Party judges itself the owner of everything, including of the female uterus, and in a despotical attitude, established this “One-child policy”, that allows a couple to have only one child (preferably male and healthy, as said in the article 49 of the chinese constitution). If the couple wish to have the second child, they need to pay the government US$ 4 thousand dollars (a lot of money in China), besides having to pay for everything for this child, once that the government won’t provide anything. The chinese government’s profits with this “demographic tax” is about US$ 4 million per year. This abort policy of the government is counting on a troop of 520 thousand employees spread all over the country, divided in local nucleus.
An abortion room in a small country hospital in Sichuan. Sinopix/Rex

An abortion room in a small country hospital in Sichuan. Sinopix/Rex


In case the woman doesn’t have all this money to pay the to the government, and commits the crime of getting pregnant, she’ll be arrested, taken to the place where the abortion will be performed- generally on the final stages of pregnancy, your thumb will be pressed on the I AGREE space on the responsibility term, and then the murder of her son will be committed, with all the approval of the government. A lot of badly done abortions end in shelters full of defective children left by themselves (when they are lucky enough to be alive!), how could notice a friend of mine who visited one of this shelters. They’re all run by the government, and all its kids sold (the ones who are still babies cost half the price of a grown up!). They’re easily abandoned, for silly reasons, like having a leporine lip, or being born a woman. The good thing is that we still have people with love and altruism enough to adopt a child like these poor ones…
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And this way I end this post, wishing that one day China may treat better this little lives that didn’t even had a chance and I share this wonderful phrase of Mother Theresa of Calcuta:
“How can we ask the people not to kill themselves in a war, if we agree that mothers kill their own children inside their bellies every day?”
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Curiosidades (parte 2)

“Você sabia que?” acho que não seria bem a maneira mais correta de começar este segundo post sobre as curiosidades deste povo que é o mais estranhamente intrigante que já conheci…Acho que o ideal seria começar com “Você algum dia na sua vida imaginou que isto seria possível?” Pois é…agora chegamos ao sentimento certo, aquele que me pega desprevenida a cada passo dos meus pés agora chineses, a cada olhada para o lado, a cada despretensioso respirar…despretensioso? Esta palavra não existe mais no meu dicionário, pois de despretensão o inferno está cheio! Vamos lá então, parte 2:
– Os toaletes tradicionais chineses, em sua maioria, não oferecem um vaso sanitário. Explico: ele até existe, mas não da forma como o conhecemos- lindo, cerâmico e imaculadamente limpo e branco. Há um buraco, tipo fossa, mas com o “vaso” deles no lugar- e tem até descarga! Vide foto abaixo, para melhor entendimento! Dica muito importante: NUNCA ESQUEÇA DE LEVAR PAPEL QUANDO FOR AO BANHEIRO, POIS ESTE ITEM GERALMENTE NÃO EXISTE LÁ DENTRO!!!!! Então melhor se garantir!!!!! (Me pergunto até agora como não coloquei isso no primeiro item do Curiosidades parte 1, dada a sua extrema importância em nossa vida)

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– Bom dia, boa tarde, boa noite, obrigada, por favor, desculpa são conceitos (não digo nem palavras em si) completamente inexistentes, os chineses não são muito dados a esses mimimis da boa educação…talvez eles sejam beeeem mais práticos do que a gente, e decidiram não perder tempo com essas coisas! Mas também não cobram reciprocidade: minha amiga Silvia passou com um carrinho bem pesado no pé da tia e ela nem aí! Então desconfio de que esse tipo de comportamento é bizarramente normal, e aceito como “controversamente” educado, no melhor sentido ocidental da palavra!
– Os chineses trabalham muito, MUITO! Imagina que ótimo o banco abrir diariamente? Imagina quase tudo abrir diariamente? Aqui isso existe! Já imaginou operários trabalhando em obras de madrugada, e esta obra não parando nem por decreto? Aqui existe! Quer que seu móvel seja entregue domingo å tarde? Sim também…Realmente, há um motivo para a China ser esta potência mundial: os seus não fogem å luta mesmo!!! Até um simples galão de água pode ser entregue ås 19 hs em sua casa!
– Já ouviu alguém comentar alguma coisa sobre o “cheiro chinês”? Não tenho a pretensão de aqui descreve-lo em toda a sua magnitude, mas tente imaginar um cheiro onipresente, e que não é exatamente bom…imaginou? Imagine-se de olhos fechados, tentando aspirar um pouco de cheiro de chuva, no décimo andar e lá está ele, impávido! No elevador? Está. No táxi? Sim, também, mas some-se å este o bafo do motorista. Na rua? Lógico, e tão fortemente espalhado que quando chegamos em casa, ele nos acompanha, com toda a sua força. Ele sempre está lá, tanto que já estou começando a pensar que este cheiro indecifrável e inesquecível é uma espécie de divindade, que realiza milagres, inclusive, pois está em todos os lugares, todas as pessoas, veio de ninguém, simplesmente existe- inabalável e soberano! Meu maior pesadelo é já estar de posse deste cheiro e não ter percebido…Que a força esteja comigo!
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– Precisa de uma dose de inspiração e alegria? Vá para a rua! Por todos os lugares, há músicas encantadoras saindo o tempo todo de caixas acústicas invisíveis, só esperando para alegrar o seu dia! São geralmente músicas clássicas tradicionais chinesas, com um lado meio trilha sonora de Chaves (quem nunca?). Comer sozinho? Nunca mais, Kenny G made in China estará com você!
– A taxa de crimes é super baixa. Lógico, imagino que ninguém gostaria de ser preso no país que mais executa prisioneiros no mundo!
– Há uma enorme perseguição aos gays, nem mesmo propagandas insinuando algo simpático ao movimentos são permitidas! (não sei como ainda não proibiram alguém de ser gay, pois há alguns anos, emitiram um decreto proibindo os lamas tibetanos de reencarnarem, assumindo uma total postura de senhores do universo!). Neste quesito, a China ainda tem muito o que aprender, apesar de ser um país milenar…
– Sede? Quer uma água bem gelada? Vai ser difícil…aqui há o costume bem estranho de se beber água quente pura para matar a sede, até mesmo no auge do verão!!! Até na academia somos agraciados com a mais gostosa das águas quentes para espantar nosso calor, aumentando ainda mais o nosso suor! Vai entender…
– 77% dos chineses não sabem que a AIDS pode ser evitada com o uso da camisinha;
– Os chineses não fazem cerimônia para dormir: se estão com sono, dormem mesmo, em qualquer lugar!!! Onde sua imaginação puder chegar, lá estará um chinês tirando a sua sonequinha!


Curiosities (part 2)

“Did you know that?” I think should’t be the right manner to begin this second post of curiosities about this people, that’s the most strangely intriguing that I’ve ever known…I think that the ideal manner can be “Did you ever in your life have imagined that such a thing could be possible?” Well…we’re now at the right feeling, the one that catches me off guard at each step of my now chinese feet, at each regard, at each unpretentious breath…unpretentious? That doesn’t exist anymore on my dictionary, ’cause of unpretentious people the hell has had enough! So let’s go, part 2:
– The traditional chinese bathrooms, on its most, have no toilets. I explain: it exists, but not in the way that we know it- gorgeous, ceramic, and immaculately white and clean. There is a hole, a kind of cesspool, but with their “toilet” inside- and it even has a flush! See the picture below, for a better understanding. Very important tip: NEVER, EVER FORGET TO TAKE A TOILET PAPER WITH YOU, THIS ITEM GENERALLY DOESN’T EXIST IN THERE!!! Just to be on the safe side! (And I keep asking myself why didn’t I put this on the first sentence of the first Curiosities, due to its extreme importance in our lives!)

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– Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, thanks, please, sorry are concepts (I won’t even say words) completely non existing, the chinese do not appear to be those kind of persons that like this mimimis of good education…or maybe they are far more practical than us, and decided not to waste time on those kind of things! But they do not ask for reciprocity: my friend Silvia passed on the foot of a lady with a very heavy cart, and she didn’t even care! So I have a clue that this kind of behavior is accepted as bizarrely normal, and controversially well educated, on the best occidental meaning of the word!
– Chinese people work a lot, A LOT! Would you imagine a bank opening its doors daily? Everything opening daily? We have it here! Have you ever imagined a lot of workers of a construction work at full sail in the middle of the night? Also have. Need something to be delivered at your door on a Sunday afternoon? Yes! Really, there is a strong motive for China having became this huge world potency: your sons do not runaway of the fight!!! Even a simple water gallon can be delivered to your door by 7 pm!
– Have you ever heard someone talk about the “chinese smell”? I don’t have the pretension of describing it in all its magnitude, but try to imagine an omnipresent smell, that’s not exactly good…did it? Now imagine yourself, with your eyes closed trying to breathe the rain scent, on the 10th floor, and there it is, undaunted. At the elevator? Yes, it is. At the cab? As well, but add to this the bad breathe of the driver. The streets? Always, and so spread that it even backs you home, with all its strength! It is always there, and I’m beginning to think that this illegible and unforgettable smell it is some kind of divinity, that performs miracles and it’s everywhere, everyone, came from nobody, simply exists- unshakeable and sovereign! My worst nightmare is to be in possession of it and not even realize it anymore…May the force be with me!
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– Needing an extra dosis of inspiration and joy? Come out! Everywhere, there are enchanting songs coming out of nowhere, just waiting to cheer up your day! Generally, are traditional classical chinese songs, with a mexican soundtrack kind of style. Eat alone? Not anymore, Kenny G made in China will be with you!
– The crime taxes are very low. Of course, who wanna go to jail in the country that most executes its prisoners in the world?
– There is an enormous persecution to gay people, not even a single advertise showing signs of congeniality to the movement is allowed! (I don’t know how they didn’t forbid someone of being gay, ’cause a time ago they released an order forbidding the Tibet lamas to reincarnate, assuming a position of Lords of the Universe). Unfortunately, in this issue China still have a lot of lessons to learn, despite being this milenar country…
– Thirsty? Want some icy cold water? It’s gonna be hard…here they have the strange tradition of drinking pure hot water to quench the thirst, even in the high summer! At the gym, we’re pleased with the hottest water to provide us even more heat, when you’re already sweaty enough!
– 77% of the chinese don’t know that SIDA can be prevented just by using condoms;
– The chinese doesn’t stand to ceremony when it comes to sleep: if they’re sleepy , they really lay down everywhere– furniture stores are perfect!! Wherever your imagination can go, there will be a chinese taking his nap!