An article in the New York Times reports on census data that shows a bias for the male child in Chinese, Korean and Indian communities settled in the United States.
In general, more boys than girls are born in the United States, by a ratio of 1.05 to 1. But among American families of Chinese, Korean and Indian descent, the likelihood of having a boy increased to 1.17 to 1 if the first child was a girl, according to the Columbia economists. If the first two children were girls, the ratio for a third child was 1.51 to 1 — or about 50 percent greater — in favor of boys.
Here is what Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, medical director of the Fertility Institutes, a clinic that offers sex selection procedures had to say:
“The patients come in and they all think they owe me an excuse, but the bottom line is it’s cultural”
“Culturally, there are a lot of strange things that go on in the world,” ..Whether we agree with it, it’s not harming anyone.”
Not harming anyone? Sex ratios are lopsided in favor of males in China and India and the reasons are selective abortions and higher rates of infant female mortality possibly due to neglect of the female child. That's your view of not harming anyone? Some cultural practices like placing a lower value on the girl child are just wrong Dr. Steinberg. And they are causing great damage to societies in India and China. These practices need to be unequivocally condemned and actively discouraged whereever they occur.
Don't hide behind the "every culture has its own way...so we should just accept and not interfere" argument.
Here are a couple of articles I found on India's skewed sex ratio
The Daughter Deficit — Exploring Declining Sex Ratios in India
India's Missing Daughters