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An American in China

Chinese Sell Their Babies

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 17, 2013


Chinese put a premium on boys which is mirrored by how they treat the girls. Little female babies have historically been thrown into wells and drown, or if they were lucky enough, they were sold off as slaves or brides. This phenomenon still happens today, but much less so due to the one-dud policy.

Be that as it may, in order to sell a baby, the Chinese historically dipped their finger into their own blood and then pressed it against a sheet of paper; their bloody fingerprint becoming a contract. Isn’t it funny how the term ‘blood on your hands’ so aptly fits the China experience?

Oh yeah, the pic is of some one child policy dud sleeping, shitting and dreaming at an Ikea in China.

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