borg: Seeing the prophet Muhammad married an 8 year old and seeing this story is repeated here quite often I'm sure the nephew was an adult
rogue_L_chick: trekkiecougar: Poverty may be a reason for child brides, but the main reason is because all over the world and throughout history there have been immature, insecure cave males who are intimidated by REAL women.These cave males use the justification of "we're physically bigger than females so we're be better in all ways". Therefore they've enforced the attitude that the female's only purpose in life is to lick a male's ass crack and to pick up after him.Religion is no help because it's been used to justify, sanctify and legitimize these horrendous attitudes and practices.I have every right in the world to denounce the mistreatment of females everywhere. "Traditions" be damned, just because something is tradition doesn't mean it's right. Everyone has an obligation to point out and do something about transgressions to basic human rights.I don't know...somehow I doubt the "main reason" men do this to women here is because they are "intimidated by 'REAL' women". I seriously doubt the menfolk that do this are because they are afraid of a woman's intelligence and power. Because to them, they don't have any. They don't oppress out of fear of 'real' women, they do it because it works for them,and oh yeah...God (I don't quite buy that this woudn't be happening, except for God).I'm sure that due to this system, of not educating women, keeping them locked up,etc...this has undoubtedly produced very few "women to reckon with" in the general populace there. Of course, there are amazing exceptions...but most of them go along, because they don't have a (good) choice or don't know any better way. Mothers help send their daughters off to marry old men, and so will these girls.These are also 'real' women...just in the shiattiest of situations. Too bad "real" over there doesn't get you shiat but killed or pregnant./too stoned for this argument. More pups, please?These men are not afraid of them. They are not afraid of women like you or I either. They are just going to ...
Gyrfalcon: nmrsnr: The article makes no mention of the supposed groom's age, was he a terrible adult, or another kid in need of help?Yeah, it's hard to get horribly horribly outraged when there are followup sentences like this:He was jailed for less than a week, but as he is the sole breadwinner, police let him go in order to prevent his family from suffering.Yemen's gripping poverty plays a role in hindering efforts to stamp out the practice, as poor families find themselves unable to say no to 'bride-prices' that can be hundreds of dollars for their daughters. Easy enough for us to think OMG! SICKO EVIL PEDOPHILES! when at least part of what is going on here is "If I sell my daughter into slavery, I'll have food to feed my other 19 kids for a few more years, and she might have a place to grow up if she doesn't get pregnant until she's 13." Since he was selling her to his cousin, who knows? Maybe it was less selling her into sex slavery than a way to get her into another man's house while still observing the cultural niceties.Poverty and tribal customs are a nasty brew.
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TomD9938: fusillade762: HOW DARE THEY TRY TO DESTROY TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!!!Who's trying to destroy traditional marriage?
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