The Supreme People’s Court of China today passed legislation that will ban Chinese women from marrying non-Chinese men, with the law coming into effect at the beginning of 2018. The policy had been fiercely debated for a number of months before it finally won approval from the required number of legislators earlier today. Civil rights groups in China have condemned the restriction, pointing out that it discriminates against women by still permitting males to enter into interracial marriages.
“We strongly urge the People’s Court to reconsider this new law, and repeal the legislation before it comes into force.” A small group of protesters staged a rally outside the courthouse in central Beijing today, but were soon dispersed by authorities. Following decades of the one-child policy, China is now faced with a shocking gender imbalance – for every girl below the age of 18 in China, there are now three boys. “The law was introduced in order to promote social harmony,” commented one of the People’s Courts legislators.
I do wonder if the ratio is really three to one. This is probably in error. Even if it is, the male/female ratio is still high. This situation is of course due to two factors,
I. China’s long-time one child per couple policy.
II. The tradition that a son and his family take care of the parents in their old age.
What are the implications of this? Consider hypergamy. Chinese women will settle for nothing but the best. They can afford to unleash their hypergamy. Perhaps some will wait too long, and settle for less than they expected. Probably they have their own versions of the carousel and alpha widows. But also probably they will get much of what they think that they want.
Even a small change in the supply can affect the MMP greatly. It is the nature of the beast due primarily the one-to-one long term pairing. It is a given that hypergamy be unrestrained; yet consider the situation when in the past, the supply situation was reversed. After wars, when the supply of men is down, men and society tried to accommodate the situation as best as possible. Think about that.
I wonder how many men will drop out; and drop out early. Perhaps China will become a de facto frontier for MGTOW. Probably any mention of MGTOW will be banned on the Chinese web, for it would be a totally foreign concept that must be rejected out of hand. But MGTOW they will effectively be. Will it take the form of men just doing enough to get by? Will they be shamed? Will they care? If they don’t care about being shames, what are the implications?
And what about relieving their sex drive. So many men without options; how will their desire manifest itself? Self-service? Pr0n? Somehow they will do it. In the long run, there will be resentment.
May the Chinese live in interesting times.