‘Douche du Jour’: Chinese Mother Xiao Meng Cuts off Baby Son’s Penis… Because She Wanted a Girl
A Chinese mother has been sentence to five years imprisonment for cutting off her baby son’s penis because she wanted a daughter.
According to the Press Trust of India, 23-year-old Xiao Meng of Yancheng, Jiangsu province gave birth to a baby boy she named Yaya in March, 2011. Zhan Meng, the boy’s father, and his mother said that Xiao often talked to herself, muttering how she wished she had a daughter instead.
Mr. Meng told the Jinling Evening News that Xiao often slapped and grabbed Yaya by the neck. Meng thought his wife was suffering from postpartum depression; he didn’t worry himself too much.
But on August 15, 2011, Zhan’s mother heard Yaya shrieking in agony. She discovered the baby’s severed penis lying in a pool of blood. His mother had cut it off with a pair of scissors.
Little Yaya’s life was saved, but he will never again regain normal penile function. That could prove a heavy burden considering that in China it is the parents’ duty to find a wife for their son.