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Open Chinese database revealed whether 1.8 million women were "Breed Ready"

By midian182 · 7 replies
Mar 12, 2019
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  1. Security researcher Victor Gevers, who works for the Dutch nonprofit GDI Foundation, made the discovery over the weekend while trying to identify open databases in China.

    In addition to names, physical addresses, phone numbers, age, education, and marital status, the database contained a column called “BreedReady,” which used a binary 1 for yes or 0 for no. It’s thought this could be an unflattering translation of whether the woman in question has children, but it’s more likely a reference to whether they are of child-bearing age.

    The women in the database range from 15 to 95 in age, while those determined to be “BreedReady” are 18 to 39. 90 percent of the entries were described single and 82 percent were listed as living in Beijing.

    Other fields included “political” and “has video,” along with links to some of the women’s Facebook profiles. The social network is banned in China, meaning they could have only created accounts using VPNs or while abroad.

    While this database could have come from a hacked dating website, many believe it is the work of the government, which could be tracking fertile women. As noted by the BBC, the number of Chinese women aged 23-30 will drop by 40 percent in the next ten years, and with the country’s birth rate dropping rapidly, the government is trying to encourage more women to have children.

    Following its exposure, some Chinese social media users made comparisons between the now-removed database and The Handmaid’s Tale TV show, in which a totalitarian society submits fertile women into child-bearing servitude.

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
  2. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +1,006

    Too many people on the planet. Many government solutions to long term economic problems where a large factor is often an aging population is simply: have more people and encourage the birth rate. Never mind when they all get old too, we won't be alive to have to sort out that far worse mess.

    Unsustainable cycle leading to civilization collapse being powered along blindly by authorities. Nothing new to see here.

    It wouldn't surprise me if this is at least in some way monitored or linked to the Chinese government, if not expressly set up by them to avoid being solely to blame for possible leaks.
  3. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,180   +859

    The HEALTH of a government is its live births.

    without enough live births, a government will eventually collapse because they won't have enough new citizens to replace the dying. Simple math.

    Otherwise, you'll end up being forced to replace them with immigrants and migrant workers.

    Teen pregnancy in the US is way down. They don't even discuss teen pregnancy anymore as a problem.

    Teen pregnancy is down because of use of condoms and birth control with abortion for a small subset.

    China has routinely used the one child policy, birth control and abortion to ensure the birth of healthy males over females and that led to a gender imbalance...bride kidnapping and an aging population (I lived in China from 2001 - 2003 as a business student in Fudan University)

    Now that that policy is over, China needs to track its births closely and before they can do that, they need to ensure they have enough fertile women.

    Cancer and environmental pressures are causing malformed children and infertility to raise there. The water is basically toxic. The air there is basically toxic. The food, in many cases can't be trusted. This is a natural, logical progression.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2019
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  4. dogofwars

    dogofwars TS Addict Posts: 175   +71

    Well what do you expect when the cost of food skyrocket!? You have this problem.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,516   +522

  6. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 610   +495

  7. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 739   +284

    Next up, arranged marriages.
  8. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Addict Posts: 254   +110

    And forced abortions, until recent.

    Don't even get me started on the organ harvesting.

    China has much to answer / pay for.
    Danny101 likes this.

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