Endangered Species

Women have been in the news this week. Or actually, they haven't, since the news is about women who should be but aren't.
First, the Economist reports on Gendercide: the worldwide war on baby girls. (It's not just for China anymore!)
Parts of India have sex ratios as skewed as anything in its northern neighbour. Other East Asian countries—South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan—have peculiarly high numbers of male births. So, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, have former communist countries in the Caucasus and the western Balkans. Even subsets of America’s population are following suit, though not the population as a whole.
The real cause, argues Nick Eberstadt, a demographer at the American Enterprise Institute, a think-tank in Washington, DC, is not any country’s particular policy but “the fateful collision between overweening son preference, the use of rapidly spreading prenatal sex-determination technology and declining fertility.” These are global trends. And the selective destruction of baby girls is global, too. 
Then the International Agency for Research on Cancer  proves or admits what studies since at least the 1990s have steadily shown -- but "Science" has been settled-ly denying: that you don't mess with female hormones.
(IARC) Monographs Working Group has concluded that combined estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives and combined estrogen-progestogen menopausal therapy are carcinogenic to humans, after a thorough review of the published scientific evidence[i].
American Thinker, reporting the story, notes,  
One can imagine that if, in the epigraph, the words "oral contraceptives" were replaced with, say, "peanut butter" or "Republican Party membership," the political posturing and shouting in the media would never stop.
But we're talking birth control pills, so the silence is deafening.
And not just from the media --or better, the media follow cues.
Given that we're talking about the most widely used class of drugs on the planet, and one of the commonest forms of malignancy in women, the implications are not trivial. But the spin of the medical establishment, as well as cancer charities including the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and Susan Komen Foundation, is to push these findings under the rug.
One would think that women deserve to be fully informed of the implications and risk factors so they can make free decisions, but one would be wrong. Is there any paternalism worse than that created by the contraceptive/abortion industry? Just take your pills, dear, and leave the stressful questions to us.

The Susan Komen Foundation thing particularly irks me. You can hardly buy anything now that doesn't have the little pink ribbon indicating your purchase will help support breast cancer research. Breast cancer awareness is everywhere-- and all we're told is to eat more carrots and get screened. No one ever says, "...and you might want to think hard about whether someone with your risk factors should be on the Pill." You know, because heaven forbid that the rate of nookie be even ever-so-slightly inhibited.

If women aren't killed in or just barely out of utero, or don't die of Pill-induced breast cancer they didn't know they were at risk for, still, the womanly form itself is fading. The Telegraph reports the hourglass figure is disappearing, and blames it on broken families and stress from the workplace. Apparently stress hormones alter the way women carry weight. (Though on this point, Reuters reports a simple possible cure.)

Vanderleun provides pictorial evidence of the disappearance of women, although in this case I'm not sure stress is at fault so much as women allowing men who hate their mothers to define beauty. It is worth studying those photos, though, and asking whether our culture has a healthy relationship with the feminine.

You know, if you have some time to kill. Otherwise, who the hell cares? It's only women.

Update: Oh, brother. C-FAM reports on a no-adults-allowed panel at the UN this week by the World Association of Girl Scouts. I am linking, but you don't wanna know. Is there anyone employed by international organizations who doesn't outright hate little girls? Because there's no way anyone who cared about girls would be peddling this stuff to 10-yr-olds, making them fodder for pederasts.