World Population Day is a great start to recognizing that so many of the worlds problems stem from over population.
The best cure for over population is prosperity which brings down the birthrate, but we need more than that to avoid the resultant Eco crisis and resource shortages headed our way.
Its astounding that there are still educated citizens of economically developed countries who work their asses off to subvert sex education, sexual health initiatives, contraception, and reproductive rights. Its not surprising that poor and uneducated people in emerging economies act this way, the effort just to subsist doesn’t leave much time for contemplation of global concerns.
What is surprising with any community is when they can’t see that they are furthering their own problems by ignoring the reality around them. Indians, and especially young Indians, are fucking themselves crazy. Their parents can put their head in the sand and say it isn’t happening, but their runaway population growth in the last 20 years belies that.
The following Time article addresses India’s population problems, out of control adolescent pregnancy rates, and the country’s inability to see the need for sex education, sexual health initiatives, contraception, reproductive rights, and gender rights.