Yesterday we discussed that the orphanage populations in China have shifted dramatically in the last decade. The reasons for this are many, but today I would like to talk about the changing attitudes of the younger generation of adults.
When most Western people think of China in the past, they think of a fairly closed society, where traditional thinking had been passed down generation after generation, especially in rural areas. And of course, part of the traditional thinking was that girls were second class, often deemed “worthless,” as many families felt they needed sons to work the farm and take care of them in their old age. Read more.