Little girls for slaves. Slaves for wives. Slaves for life.
If we as humans ever come to think too highly of ourselves and our advancements in technology, all we have to do for a good reality check is understand that thousands upon thousands of young girls are still being forced into marriage even in the 21st century.
It is one thing for the cultural norms of a society to demand parental over oversight concerning such an important decision, but when little girls who have no idea whatsoever about what a marriage relationship entails are forced to marry complete strangers – this is cruelty to the nth degree.
This week, Britain has acknowledged that something must be done to crack down on girls who are disappearing from that country to be married off by force. It seems one young lady who was forced into marriage 12 years ago when she was barely 15 is trying to help other little girls by highlighting this serious issue.
In India this week, a 9-year-old girl was rescued just in time before her parents stopped her education and forced her to marry. Isn’t it bad enough that throughout most of the world women are considered property, expected to obey their husbands and must clean house and cook food instead of using their brains for something more important? Must little girls continue to be forced into marriage to total strangers against their wills too?
Here is a blog I found on this issue. Notice how the poor girl in the photo looks terrified.
I have seen this in South America too – and for money! One case included a crotchety old man of 73 who paid a school-girl’s family monthly payments to marry their daughter. And the parents found this acceptable!! We are surely more wretched than any other animal on this Earth.