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Please note that the law is to protect but could not do much once the door of home is closed.
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Sad story, but 14 is to young for the legal age to have sex...
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GhostBuster Post time: 2017-3-3 23:49
Please note that the law is to protect but could not do much once the door of home is closed.
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It is not about privacy but women's rights that are underrated, ignored and trampled upon. If the government cannot fix it properly, I cannot think of anyone the woman can turn to.

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This post was edited by markwu at 2017-3-6 07:40
linda_sun Post time: 2017-3-2 10:45
Ma Panyan and her two sisters were raised by their uncle in Wushan's Shuanglong village, after their ...

If the contract said she would be married when 20, wasn't it broken by the man when she conceived at 19?

Secondly, if her firstborn was delivered in October 2002, she would have possibly conceived in January 2002 - or even December 2001 in which case it would be rape at 13.

This case is quite tragic and shows out the limitation of legal recourse which to be operable requires precise ages. But what is the original purpose of the law? It is to protect and defend children who would not because of their young age be able to make responsible decisions for themselves.  In her case, compounded by the fact her family was destroyed, she was sold, and the man had taken advantage of her as young as 14.

That this case has been raised here in the international CD forum shows the dilemma has come to a head. Who knows how many more such cases are there? Especially in the rural areas where there may be others who do not have literacy benefits to voice their grievances through social media after so many years of indignity.  This dilemma needs to be elevated for national debate and a more concerted resolution.

Even more so now that there is debate to lower the marriage age from 20 to 18.  While that may relieve somewhat the aging population issue in the future by increasing workforce numbers, it may also increase familial difficulties outcome of lower age-based maturity of a person for harmonious matrimony relative to social norms. One way of ascertaining that is to computer-compact the frequency of reported domestic violence when the wife married at age 20 and intrapolate the findings to age 18.

At the end of the day, a judiciary system must sensitize itself to changes in society and pick up tempo as peoples progress and modernize. It should not depend on only what the rules made and say ages ago in semi-feudal settings alone.

This post, for Ma Panyan.

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