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Child Brides…Really?

Submitted by on August 4, 2011 – 12:07 pm No Comment

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I do understand that traditions play an important part in the lives of all cultures sharing this planet we call Earth; very few things , however, boils my blood…nay pisses me off than the abuse of another individual in the name of tradition.  Invariably those abused are the weakest and most defenseless among us - our children, our poor, illiterate and less fortunate.   

I came across this site about  “Child Brides“, after reading another story that was a consequence of a young woman, from Somalia, that had developed a serious condition called Fistula, and as a result divorced by her husband and shone.  The story was very hard for me to read (I don’t do well with graphic stuff), but paints the struggle and suffering inherent in practices such as child marriages.

It is friggin’ unbelievable to me that in this age of knowlege, how or why we still condone crap like this.  I know, and do understand the ironclad defenses that are put up around these societies to keep knowledge at bay.  The men and some of the brainwashed women of these societies feed an ample supply of constant ignorance and superstition to perpetuate these outrageous practices only to feed these nasty and devious desires.  

While not the end all, I sincerely believe that education can play a key role in these practices; because only in naked ignorance can these transgressions prevail.  

Read more about these stories by click the source links below.

Sources:  Child Brides    | Story of a Teenage Bride

Pissed Off!

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