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"It's a girl" is no longer a lament in South Korea.

By Katharine Mieszkowski
January 3, 2008 12:12AM (UTC)
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"When I tell people I have three sons and no daughter, they say they are sorry for my misfortune. Within a generation, I have turned from the luckiest woman possible to a pitiful mother."

-- Park He-ran, a 61-year-old newspaper executive in South Korea, quoted by the New York Times in a story on the rapid erosion of South Korea's historical preference for boys.

Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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