posted on May, 28 2011 @ 09:12 PM
just so you know, marriages like these are usually done as part of a type of agreement or deal between the two families for very legitimate reasons
and you should refrain from demonizing the families that allow these sorts of arrangements to take place because the truth of the matter is that often
times these sorts of arranged marriages can be beneficial to both families and the 'child' brides, as without such an arrangement taking place, they
might not have had any other future. honestly its not like they are numb to the notion of child marriages, its pretty radical and i think 98% of
adults realize how "effed" up it is. its done less out of tradition and culture and more out of necessity really. You find these things happening a
lot in India where farmers will marry off their children at young ages so that the children not only gain a better foundation for development and
success in their future but also because they really just need the resources that a marriage provides via endowments such as money, land, animals etc.
tbh its not different from a prince being destined to marry a princess of another royal house. the only reason why it seems so shocking when poverty
stricken individuals are doing the same is because of the mentality around these types of peoples. Its as if if your in poverty you have weak values
and are immune to "normal" human emotions. Lets be real. If you lived under the same conditions as them, you would realize how marrying off your
daughter could be the same as divine salvation to a christian. It grants them a safe and secure future and you some food for a while.