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Thank Heaven for Little Girls…. | July 13, 2011

When I was young there was something about French actors that literally repelled me.

I really don’t know what it was but the dulcet tones of Charles Boyer, who seemed top have a ubiquitous presence on evening TV would make me squirm.

Maurice Chevalier was very old when I first saw him.  For elderly actors I much more preferred Walter Brennan or even Gabby Hayes.

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My favorite old guy

Chevalier did have one memorable performance in the touching film Gigi that I saw in  the theater.

I really did like his enigmatic rendition of his signature song,  Thank Heaven for Little Girls…

The key refrain was because they get bigger every day.

Ah, leave it to those romantic Frenchman!

They couldn’t fight or work hard but they knew how to appreciate women.

How times have changed with the women’s movement.

The whole relationship between men and women is so drastically different from when I was young.

So different that I am not surprised that the gay population has increased greatly these past 40 years.

I just saw a production of Chorus Line and the prettiest woman in it, the one with the best figure, and the most seductive charm was in a 17-year relationship with her partner, a female doctor in Colorado.

What’s Frenchman to do?

The woman’s movement has also brought with it some very unintended consequences for women.

One thing their leaders cannot combat is that most cultures prefer boys.

It is literally a boys world  when it comes to being born.

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It’s a boys’ world

It’s just the way things have always been.

From my one real psychology course at Fordham University I learned that there was a ratio of 105 males conceptions to 100 female.

This modest imbalance was nature’s way of leveling the playing field because at that time at least—1963–men were much more likely to die earlier than their female counterparts due to wars, highly competitive business and just the natural recklessness that having gallons of testosterone pumped through veins causes.

All women had to worry about them was dying in childbirth and marrying a brute of a husband.

Now women fight wars, die from heart attacks in the board room, engage in reckless behavior–who knows I’ll bet many get regular testosterone shots— and others still marry brutes…when they do get married.

Now a brutish boyfriend or live-in is more a threat than most of the other dangers.

Mara Hvistendahl has published a new book that details another worry women have–gender selection.

The full title is Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls. and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.

Now a woman’s choice has resulted in, not only the loss of a human life, but the abnormal decrease in the supply of women.

The first statistics I saw related to gender selection was from the Peoples Republic of China that now has an approximate 120-100 ratio of males to female.

That’s got to be a lot of sex-starved Chinese soldier running around.

The Chinese culture favors males as does most Asian countries.

Was this the fault of Confucius?

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Confucius’ fault?

I remember a study from many years ago where of a particular 100 abortions in India, 99 of them were unborn females.

In this country the male has always been the more preferred because of what it means to the father and to the culture.

When most people lived on farms, it was mostly a labor thing.  men worked the fields and women didn’t.

There was only so much milking and housework, sewing and cooking that had to be done.

I didn’t own a farm but I was so glad that my first child was a boy.

Is that fair?

No but it is the reality of the past and that attitude still prevails.

I have met two tour guides on the several trips I have taken, named Kendra and Tommi.

They were obviously named for their dads.

I have yet to met a male tour guide named Annie or Barb.

But these are all free choices are they not?  Isn’t that what choice is all about?

Choosing what one wants or is popular?

Isn’t that what choice is all about?

That means that choice, which to most leftists is a sacrament that every women should receive or exercise, now has two dark sides.

Baby Boy/Girl Twins Photo Gallery

Which one had the better chance of being born?

Hvistendahl says that worldwide there are over 160 million missing girls.

No they are not missing.

They are dead, just like the millions of males that have been butchered since Roe v. Wade made a woman’s womb a battleground.

Is this of importance to Hvistendahl or is she more worried that those nasty anti-choice people will use this as an excuse to outlaw all abortions?

I find that being stuck on a horny dilemma.

Of course in China there is no choice.

They have a coerced abortion policy because of an over-supply of people.

Unfortunately for little Chinese girls, they don’t have a great feminist movement that theoretically slaughters its unborn on an equal basis.

This is another wrong for President Obama to right–abort all babies?

The green in this country would fully support this while the feminists have remained almost totally silent.

I am certain the gays will support selective abortion because fewer women mean more men without sexual satisfaction.

The sad fact is that the only people who would really sympathize with the author are the same ones that want gender equality, such as that promoted by Pope John Paul II in his historic Theology of the Body.

Had a keen insight to the mysteries of the sexes

Abortion is just not a threat to missing girls but there are millions of missing boys as well.

Abortion is not evil because most people prefer to have a son.

It is evil because it takes a human life and while snuffing out hope and a chance at doing something.

Perhaps the criticism Ms. Hvistendahl is getting will make her consider the illogic of her feminist affiliation.

On this my 100th posting, let me share an aside about missing children with you.  Millions watched the Casey Anthony saga unfold.

 It was OJ II but without the poetry.  

Peter Singer a distinguished professor at Princeton has long advocated that parents should have the right to dispose of any child up to the age of two.  

Let me see, Kaylee was just a few months north of that arbitrary mark.  Makes you wonder.



  1. BB you have covered the systematic culling and destruction of the future generations of the World “so they might live as they wish”, thank you.

    Comment by Jim — July 13, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  2. BB, The feminists have successfully destroyed the family. A man looking for a wife these days cannot find a woman who wants to stay at home, have children, cook, wash clothes, and be a mother. They all want “careers”.,and put any children they do consent to have, in daycare centers. The women of today do not realize that motherhool is a vocation. a career in itself. Rearing children is the primary function of women along with a husband. Married, that is.

    Comment by Mary B — July 13, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

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  4. Mary’s comment was interesting, especially rearing children as the primary function. When one considers the children born to mothers at St Vincents Private Hospital in Melbourne, in a facility put in place at the request of Archbishop Mannix for women “in situations created by priests”, there were never any thoughts of them being married and having husbands of course.
    In the 1980’s it was still being utilized by concecutive archbishops.
    There were no “thanking heaven for little boys or little girls”, only have them disappear to prevent scandal.
    With no records kept for them to find their mothers or their father’s, many it has now been disclosed, were brought up in institutions.
    There was no likelyhood of feminism being played out there.
    All on record in Australia, MaryB

    Comment by Lynne Newington — July 14, 2011 @ 7:21 am

  5. The sad thing about all this is that it is always the children that are the losers, whether the culprits are radical women, brutish and abusive husbands and/o boyfriends and even priests. Sex is a beautiful thing but like an untamed monster it has to be curtained, disciplined and limited to the sanctity of marriage. people like Planned Parenthood and sex education teachers that encourage early and promiscuous sexual activity are the demons that are undermining western civilization.

    Comment by bbprof — July 14, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

  6. Bill –

    The systematic murder of embryonic females just because of their gender is one of those unspeakable crimes for which God hopefully is reserving a very special place of torment for those who justify, encourage and practice this perfidy. I don’t know if you are aware that our classmate, Ray Ruddy, has provided significant support throughout the country to groups combating the abortion and physician-assisted suicide lobbies. He’s has been a great help here in Vermont. Ray set up a foundation years ago, the purpose of which is to fund the pro-life movement. Oddly (sadly?), you never see a mention of him in any of the HC alumni organs.

    There’s a recent book about the practice of aborting baby girls in India, China, etc. The author is a committed “choice” person who deplores the practice for reasons associated with feminism. In her analysis, morality doesn’t enter into the calculus. Nevertheless, the statistics are striking and appalling.

    Be well.

    J. Paul Giuliani
    McKee Giuliani & Cleveland, PC
    94 Main Street
    P. O. Box 1455
    Montpelier, VT 05601-1455

    Comment by J. Paul Giuliani — July 15, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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