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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-25/fertility-rates-in-china-dropping/103654528

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[-] VILenin@hexbear.net 42 points 1 month ago
[-] Dr_Gabriel_Aby@hexbear.net 37 points 1 month ago

Wait so the policy is paid for child care, pre-natal and post-natal care, IVF paid for, and cash bonuses.

The punishment for not getting pregnant is not having access to those things.

Why would you need access to baby health care and a child stipend if you don’t have children?

[-] came_apart_at_Kmart@hexbear.net 23 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

in china it seems like somebody asked "What would encourage an individual to want to carry a child be a parent?"

providing autonomy and agency for the masses through the provision of associated material needs? that's an invitation to trouble! porky-scared

in the US, to increase birth rates, we use a multipronged strategy:

  • create precarious economic conditions that push people into pairbonded couples to afford single-occupancy housing options
  • stigmatize/criminalize gender deviant behaviors
  • discourage larger communal living with zoning restrictions
  • restrict family planning tools to the wealthy
  • abysmal to non-existent sex education

porky-happy

in this way, there will be many "accidents" that must be carried to term by people with limited resources wracked with shame and guilt, pushing them into even more exploitative arrangements to sell their labor. additionally, the child services / support systems for adoption and foster have been subject to decades of austerity cuts, so the guilt of leaving a child in a "broken" system prevents many from surrendering custody. of course, healthy babies of light complexion are sought out by wealthy whites for rearing/indoctrinating.

[-] spectre@hexbear.net 3 points 1 month ago

Don't you still have access to those things even if you aren't pregnant?

[-] Dr_Gabriel_Aby@hexbear.net 4 points 1 month ago

Yes, you still have healthcare, but not for your non existent baby. I don’t understand what the article is complaining about.

[-] kristina@hexbear.net 33 points 1 month ago
[-] Teekeeus@hexbear.net 32 points 1 month ago

Western officials too obsessed about birth rates in other countries to care about their mounting domestic problems

[-] CthulhusIntern@hexbear.net 32 points 1 month ago
[-] Frogmanfromlake@hexbear.net 27 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

These people are so gleeful about Chinese birthrates when their own isn’t doing so well either at the same time of curbing immigration.

[-] GenderIsOpSec@hexbear.net 27 points 1 month ago

There was just a news bit on the radio where they discussed how China's economy is predicted to slow down. Motherfuckers OUR economy is going into a panic/depression/recession/Whoopsy Daisy and you keep making predictions about the fall of China like you're a 40k techpriest praying to the computer before you turn it on negative ffs shut the fuck up about China you worthless fucking hacks

[-] KoboldKomrade@hexbear.net 16 points 1 month ago

The American economy has crashed like 4 times while I've been alive, and I'm not even 30 yet. Even if China's economy slowed down or had a 2008 moment, it STILL would be better then America's.

[-] DamarcusArt@lemmygrad.ml 21 points 1 month ago

Only good thing the ABC ever did was Around The Twist.

[-] Aradina@lemmy.ml 11 points 1 month ago

The Chaser's War was fun.

Also the ABC didn't make round the twist.

[-] ProfessorAdonisCnut@hexbear.net 4 points 1 month ago
[-] Aradina@lemmy.ml 2 points 1 month ago

Good news for you! They recently uploaded all of the old CNNNN episodes onto their YouTube channel. I'm hoping they get the rights to all their old stuff eventually.

[-] AernaLingus@hexbear.net 2 points 1 month ago

The Cannibal Corpse lounge music arrangement from Chaser's War still pops into my head from time to time

[-] Aradina@lemmy.ml 1 points 1 month ago

That and the eulogy song live in some part of my brain and sometimes just burst out.

[-] D61@hexbear.net 16 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

The world is on fire, everything sucks, the people in positions of political/economic power don't give a shit ... BIRTHRATES ARE DOWN EVERYWHERE.

flips over keyboard

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