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Post time 2009-3-2 15:48:20 |Display all floors
dragon...that happens in china all the time...pot calling the kettle black?

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Post time 2009-3-2 15:49:41 |Display all floors
oh...i forgot they don't marry them

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Post time 2009-3-3 16:39:22 |Display all floors
An 8 year old girl married to a 47 year old .... is just so sick and wrong!

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Post time 2009-3-3 16:58:43 |Display all floors
An 8 year old girl married to a 47 year old...its rather common in those parts.  The Prophet married his Aiysha(?) when she was but 9.  Really nothing out of the ordinary here, nothing to see here as they say.

I think in old Confucius China, similar practise existed, of betrothing young girl child though perhaps not exclusively to an old goat.  Whether prospective grooms were her contemporary in ages or a rich old landed gentry depended on the status of the girls.  If she was poor and sold in settlement of a debt, she would be a servant girl but expected to perform in the master bedroom.

Its a common facets of life in traditional societies.

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Post time 2009-3-3 17:24:15 |Display all floors
That's what makes it even sadder, the fact that is "common in those parts".  Poor kids are being abused and scarred for life, while society thinks it's ok

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Post time 2009-4-1 14:38:32 |Display all floors
Saudi!

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