We know that men are better than women, and that the more men there are on the planet, the better, but Nature doesn't seem to get it. Nowhere is Nature more of an a-hole than in Gujarat state in India, where, thanks to selective abortion, the ratio of births of girls to boys might be as low as 700 girls to 1000 boys.
That's lead to a shortage of eligible bachelorettes, which has prompted an increase in "rental brides." I'm curious if Craigslist India has caught up with the trend and offers a special rent category.
From the article I read:
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.
It's a horrible problem. I just hope the Indians can figure out a solution without resorting to something crazy like leaving childbirth to Nature.