Wednesday, March 12

On Gendercide in China {and something you can do about it}

Today I'm teaming up with Sevenly and the charity All Girls Allowed to talk about Gendercide in China.

Up until this point, I knew gendercide was widespread in China, but when I heard the following statistic: 1.1 million girls are lost every year due to sex-selective abortion, abandonment, or infanticide it really stuck with me. It is one of those topics that was in the back of my mind, lingering, I need to do something about this. But I didn't really know where to start.

Sevenly contacted me not long ago to ask if I'd like to participate in this campaign and I'm so glad they did.

Parents go to extreme measures (like sex-selective abortion, abandonment, and infanticide) because of the strict One-Child Policy in China as well as a strong cultural preference for boys.  Even if participating in this blog campaign is a super small step in the right direction, it's a good place to start.
If you'd like to participate in this campaign take a look at the fashion-friendly tees on Sevenly's site.

Find the Beauty Tee here (it's the one below). There are also other styles on

Your purchase saves the life of a baby girl in China at risk of being discarded or killed. 
Thanks for taking the time to read this post and I hope you'll consider purchasing from Sevenly.

I'm so happy I can use this blog as a platform for things as I believe in, as well as to share unfortunate things that happen to me at Walmart (stay tuned--it's a good one). It's a nice little juxtaposition we have going on here.

**More about the charity: All Girls Allowed provides food, clothing, and medical aid to at-risk baby girls. They also work with mothers to keep and care for their baby girls, and seek to restore the value of girls in the community.

1 comment:

Mademoiselle Michael Blog said...

Wow, this is heartbreaking. But, awesome to hear that a brand is helping & donating to an organization that is working to change the misconception that girls ARE to valued and loved. Man oh man. How are these things not common sense to some people?! (Side eye Chinese bureaucrats.)

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