Access to prenatal ultrasound in India has resulted in the selective abortion of many female fetuses, despite laws which forbid ultrasound for the purpose of determining gender.
The end result of traditional cultural preferences for boys means that millions of young men can no longer find a woman to marry in their own communities.
If the prospect of marrying a stranger and moving to a foreign country where they do not speak the language is daunting, it at least holds more promise than becoming a prostitute on the streets of Manila or Moscow.
An extreme gender imbalance in both of those countries has resulted from the traditional preference for sons over daughters.
China's one child policy has caused the deaths of countless female infants, as families feel that having their sole child be a son is of the utmost importance.
While Western women think that they are goddesses and able to cope with anything on their own, a Russian woman will rarely leave a bad (really BAD) husband because of the fear that she won't find another one.
For many years the state and men have been oppressing them, and they don't think much about themselves.”The above is an actual quote from a website advertising Russian mail order brides.
The fact of the matter is that, unlike a regular domestic dating service which attempts to match men and women who are on equal footing, the mail order bride industry caters to men who are seeking poor, vulnerable women whom they can dominate.