I came across this today when I was doing a research project for my Sociology Class about social issues.
I'm am absolutely appalled. It is horrible that this actually happens in parts of the world. And people complain about 15 and 16 year old getting married to men their own age here.
This whole situation just makes me sick.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Jun. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:38 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
This was in Yemin. I doubt they ever even met each other much less lived in the same house. The marriages in these cultures may take place and then the daughter return home to grow up and finish learning how to be a wife. We have to stop looking at the world through "American tinted" glasses. I don't want my child "married" at birth, but I also don't live in a region where this ensures food, money, etc. I just reserve the disgust until I find out if she ever actually lived with her husband.
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:38 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by Peanut_Farley at 8:40 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by angevil53 at 8:41 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 9:14 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 9:46 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by Bezu at 7:00 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
has anyone ever heard of the Irish Travellers?! They are an occult, con-artist group here in the UNITED STATES that arranges and marries off it's children in keeping with their rarely known traditions. Interesting article
Then there is the sect of Mormon Fundamentalists/Church of Latter Day Saints, here in the US that have been in the news recently for their religeous practices involving marrying their young children off. Article
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:35 PM on Jun. 18, 2010