Epic old man is young at heart. The girl tells the photographer that she is sad to be engaged because she had hoped to become a teacher. I'd cut out my own uterus before living like this. I might point out that the average life expectancy was less than half of what it is today. But getting things wrong is how we learn to walk, talk, read and eventually how we learn to carry on meaningful sexual and romantic relationships. But we can support other's right to their own customs and cultures, we don't have to condone them.
It was quite touching and powerful to learn that a young Yemeni girl named Nujood Ali courageously stood up in court and divorced her husband decades older at just ten years of age. No religion suppress your civil liberties. Would you let your daughter get married to that old man at the age of 6? Before they were simply tribes. Something these older, less privileged countries do not have due in part to lack of funding, but also a different belief system. She goes with the flow, rather literally, engaging in an alcohol-water gun fight with her near-septuagenarian suitor before they chill out in the ocean for some real talk.
Its great to be informed and educate- but there needs to be clear directions on how we can stop and help this. I don't care what age gender or race you belong to, I could spit in your face. I have all boys, but I also have nieces who are all now married, and they didn't sleep around before being married. Hey Oprah do everything for free. Uninhibited, and encouraged in this good old boys club. Can you imagine the old geezers drooling all over themselves while they wrote this about marrying a child? It's the old pervs who justify it by writing it into their tradition. You need to get an education, I'm sorry one has not been provided to you.
Throw your rage at my religion, I could care less. Because despite all the ways in which sex has changed in the last hundred years, we persist in thinking of boys as randy little buggers who want sex, and girls as delicate little flowers who are victims. It is not marriage but organised rape. Zara Harry Cooper I agree with you. It is only in the last century that things have changed for women and girls in the west, slavery had, I think, only been abolished a century earlier. Amanpour, please continue the great work.
These cultist use their suicide bombers and assassins to attack real Muslims who stand up for the real Islamic marriage. Curious Since this report concerns cultural practices in foreign countries, why should Americans care? Her little body was not mature or big enough to accomodate him, and the poor little thing bled to death. Thanks for signing up as a global citizen. For all the people who have such strong opinions and think these child marriages should be stopped — I challenge you to become active in making it happen. Harry Cooper This is very, very sad and horrible thing but thankfully it is also very rare thing.
This practice is more common in Rural India amongst Hindus as the article mentioned. Our history has abundant examples of young marriages. In real Islam, as is the custom in Arab family for centuries females are normally married at age 19. And many of them even favor young boys to women, common knowledge around those parts of the world. Tradition, religion, whatever the case change is in order.
Kaliner Many thanks to Christiane Amanpour, a sterling journalist, for bringing much needed attention to the horrible practice of arranged child matrimony. I would dispute this fabrication by pointing to many elders I know even older than I am! It took our culture hundreds of years to get where we are now. Bill dont throw stones if you live in a glass house, no country or culture is perfect, and cultural laws are relevant to the region. So no if I lived there i would not sell my daughter I know this because when I lived there I didn't Canada Then Viaquest, You are a sociological phenomenom, A All loving god like figure, up on a pedastal set apart from education, cultural and religious influence like every other person. Why is it the human body goes through puberty at 11 or 12 years old? And the answer has already been stated. In some cases, the gentry married off their young children before puberty in order to secure better social standing.
Admittedly, this often meant they were 13, 14, 15 instead of 9, 10, 11, but the primary point was that the girl was capable of childbearing. McIver3 The cases in Afghanistan are rape and torture of children. I'm so tired of the excuses we are taught to offer up to men in every country for their disgusting actions. Dave Spoken by a true Arabic man. Some humans will use any excuse to get what they want. Not all teenage girls who have sex with older partners end up feeling that they have been abused. Should a girl in many of these cultures lose her virginity, regardless of how, she would either be killed due to family shame or be considered unworthy of a husband and treated as an outcast.
I am very open minded and tolerant but just because something was once considered to be normal and acceptable doesn't mean that it continues to be so. And I think she's inspired a lot of other girls and other organizations to support these girls, to have a stronger voice. Their parents get payed for doing this. The desire to protect young women from abusive or predatory sexual relationships is a noble sentiment, and one that no reasonable person could disparage. The grown up knows what they are doing and has a choice to not marry someone so young. Giving her off in marriage may serve as a sort of protection or insuring her a future.
They have desires just like young men do, and they have the right to seek gratification for those urges. He was arrested Tuesday on a sexual battery on a minor charge and on unrelated charges stemming from two warrants. It takes his cross, and grace, and the gift of God's Spirit, to re-shape and renew genuine nobility to wrecked humanity. Our job as humans are to stop such incidents by finding solution not by pointing a specific religion or tribe. Rarely does anyone mention that Dutch parents actively encourage an open dialogue about sexual relationships with their children. There hasn't been a whole lot of prosecution. It is mentioned in the old testament.