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Wife renting?!

June 23rd, 2006 . by Matt

In India the shortage of females (possibly caused by selective abortion) has caused wifeless men to rent-a-wife to do housework and have sex.

India’s female shortage leads to wife-renting
Jun. 19, 2006. 05:50 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW DELHI — Some husbands in western India are renting out their wives to other men, cashing in on a shortage of single women available for marriage, according to a news report Monday.

Atta Prajapati, a farm worker who lives in Gujarat state, leases out his wife Laxmi to a wealthy landowner for $175 US a month, the Times of India reported, citing unidentified police officials. A farm worker earns a monthly minimum wage of around $22.

Laxmi is expected to live with the man, look after him and his house, and have sex with him, the report said.

The Times said this was not an isolated incident in the western state, and that several men rent their wives to other men on a month-by-month basis.

The article continues –

The nationwide number of girls per 1,000 boys declined from 945 in 1991 to 927 in 2001, according to the 2001 national census. But in wealthy Gujarat state, the census showed 828 females for every 1,000 males, although officials say the number could be as low as 700 girls per 1,000 boys in parts of the state.

This does not happen in China and Korea because those men affected by the shortage are able to source females from North Korea in China’s case, or from Vietnam and other places in the case of Korea. Randall Parker from Parapundit points out that in the female shortage affected countries, the demand for prostitutes will also increase.

I predict that the governments in the affected countries will take greater action to ensure selective abortions do not happen, for the sake of social stability.


5 Responses to “Wife renting?!”

  1. comment number 1 by: chinalawblog

    The male-female ratio in China is a huge problem and North Korea is not the solution for more than the smallest percentage. The government is doing what it can, but the numbers keep seem to be getting worse.

  2. comment number 2 by: syntax

    The government is doing what it can, but the numbers keep seem to be getting worse.

    I am sorry and I don’t mean this to be rude, but I find that statement hilarious. I don’t remember who said this but one of the great lies that a government offical can say is: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”

    Prosperity is dependant upon the government not helping you, but instead on the government doing its best to make sure that you are left alone.

  3. comment number 3 by: Matt

    The male-female ratio in China is a huge problem and North Korea is not the solution for more than the smallest percentage. The government is doing what it can, but the numbers keep seem to be getting worse.

    To what extent does this problem result in a mating competition blame game concerning foreign men dating Chinese women? China has a history of open protests against African men raping (but quite possibly just dating) Chinese women.

  4. comment number 4 by: Sonagi

    According to my Western male sources and my own experiences, the Chinese are more tolerant of interracial dating and marriage than the Koreans. Moreover, most foreigners in China reside in the more developed cities, where men have an easier time finding female companionship compared to rural men.

  5. comment number 5 by: Sonagi

    In China, wives aren’t rented. Rather, a young woman is kidnapped and sold to a farmer in a distant province.