Do you agree let man share a wife? I’ve read an article called ‘not enough women in China’. Xie Zuoshi, an Chinese economics professor, wrote in a post in his blogs, which suggests: one wife, many husbands!
You know, by 2020, China will have an estimated 30 million bare branches (called guanghgun). In my opinion, there is no doubt that the one child policy is the main reason lead to this serious problem.
According to writer, ‘there is a cultural preference for boys and widespread, if illegal, practice of sex-selective abortion have contributed to a gender imbalance that hovers around 117 boys born for every 100 girls’.
Because Mr.Xie promoted the idea that we should allow poor men to marry the same women to solve the problem of 30 million Ganggun. He has been endlessly abused and removed this post from his blogs.
There are some main points argued from Mr.Xie:
- A shortage raises the price of goods, in this case, rich men can afford them, but poor men are priced out. This can be solved by having two men share the same woman.
- In some remote, poor places, brothers already marry the same woman, and they have a full and happy life.
- Many gay men in China marry women to conform socially and to have children. Let these men be homosexual to save more women for bare branches.
- If we simply leave 30 million bachelors in this country to die without children or spouses simply because of morality, wouldn’t that be dogmatic and unethical?
As far as I’m concerned, to a certain extent, I agree with his idea. However, I care more about what kind of policy will be made to solve this big issue by government. Of course, I believe the abandonment of the one-child policy in China will be a momentous change of people’s life in the near future.
Do you have a good idea to deal with this problem?
Do you agree or disagree with the economist’s point?
Let me know what your opinions are, thanks very much!
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