When girls don't get to become girls.

Posted by: Jim_

When girls don't get to become girls. - 10/31/13 09:24 AM

Saw this in a link on the page yoyo linked to about avocados.

It seems that each year 14 million young girls are forced into becoming child brides. Wow, I had no idea.

Every year, approximately 14 million girls are married before they turn 18, across countries, cultures and religions. Robbed of their childhood, denied their rights to health, education and security.

Posted by: Celandine

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 10/31/13 01:18 PM


as horrid (and backward) as it seems
it's one of the dirty-little-secrets
behind some Religious Sects right here.

It's one of the issues they dealt with
in the SHOWTIME Series "Shameless"

She was like 14 (?) She kept trying to
run-away back to her HUSBAND & BABY..
..the Geezer Dies of OLD AGE before the
REST of the Guy's WIVES come for her.
Posted by: DLC

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 10/31/13 01:36 PM

At least with all our (USA) problems, most Americans treat women with dignity... the exceptions I won't mention, for fear the thread will get relocated to "Political Soapbox" !! wink

But we don't force marriages, and we don't have young girls as sex slaves. (I'm sure there are a few rare exceptions - I'm speaking in general terms!)
No matter how bad some of our political neanderthals are, there are many around the world FAR, FAR worse ! mad

Posted by: Celandine

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 11/02/13 01:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Girls, Not Brides

It seems that each year 14 million young girls are forced into becoming child brides. Wow, I had no idea.

Every year, approximately 14 million girls are married before they turn 18, across countries, cultures and religions. Robbed of their childhood, denied their rights to health, education and security.


'Child Brides' are merely the Tip of the Iceberg
of atrocities against women worldwide that no one
talks about....either because they don't care......or
because it makes most people too uncomfortable to
even think about...
Posted by: Celandine

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 11/02/13 02:04 AM


...and even THAT is just the Tip of Another Iceberg...

...and "Armed Conflict"... just another... frown
Posted by: Celandine

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 11/02/13 02:14 AM


Might the answer be to take just a little less
...so that others can have just a little more?

miniature-earth
...more about 'sustainable living'...
Posted by: Jim_

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 11/06/13 08:03 PM

We all know women's rights are trampled on worldwide, we talk about it here, but the 14 mill a year underage brides was staggering was my point. We seem to have gone a bit off topic the last two or three posts, especially the last one. I really don't see what miniature-earth has to do with it.
Posted by: MrB

Re: When girls don't get to become girls. - 11/07/13 04:43 AM

Young girls are treated as if they are some chattel to be bought, solde or otherwise bargained for. It's a galls me to the bone. Stick female circumcision with that.

Dave