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Vietnam’s parents want a dragon son

February 14, 2012

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The desire for a male heir is particularly strong in an unusually auspicious yearMarianne Brown Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 14 February 2012 Dragon children? Babies are held by their mothers in the northern province of Bac Ninh, Vietnam. Photograph: Hoang Dinh Nam/Getty When Hai overheard her mother-in-law telling her husband to have an extramarital affair so […]

Ending ‘son preference’ to promote gender equality

July 26, 2011

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The tradition of inheritance from father to son in many societies coupled with a reliance on boys to provide economic support, to ensure security in old age and to perform death rites are part of a set of social norms that place greater value on sons than daughters. “There is huge pressure on women to […]

Ending ‘son preference’ to promote gender equality

July 26, 2011

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The tradition of inheritance from father to son in many societies coupled with a reliance on boys to provide economic support, to ensure security in old age and to perform death rites are part of a set of social norms that place greater value on sons than daughters. “There is huge pressure on women to […]