Okay, so the topic of cultural gender selection came up, and talk about odd timing. A friend sent me this article link today, about how scientists think there is perhaps a caloric link in how our bodies select the gender of our offspring. High calorie diets mean more boys. Our current low cal fascinated society, could be the result of the mysterious decline in males that has been noted over the last decade.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7358384.stm (external - login to view)
So, diet, culture... what other things are we messing around with that can throw off gender balance? Hormones in foods/containers/run-off?
And isn't it interesting that the western women are apparently dieting ourselves closer to a balance with eastern cultures practicing gender selection?