posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 07:38 AM
I think the practice is disgusting and dehumanising.
I watched a programme about it where it was happening in india, these girls were getting married very young, getting pregnant before their bodies were
fully developed to bear it, then suffering complications after pregnancy such as incontinence and then to top it off, being rejected by the families
they married into because of those problems. Some of them even loose the ability to bare children, making them even more "worthless" in the society
they live in.
Its truly disgusting. But lets at least understand the reasons as to why it happens.
It is mainly in rural area's where children are required for labour on farms etc. There's isnt much education available for your average joe and
attitudes to women being educated are negative, as they are seen only as a mean's to make more labourer's so the family can farm the land. With
women already in such a position, they effectively become second class, they're individual needs come after the needs of the family/society.
So effectively, marrying them off is a NEED of the family as its one less person to take care of, this rules out her individual NEED to be of a mature
age, so that the complications of carrying a child/giving birth are lowered.
These girls/women are often treated very poorly by the families they marry into. It really is no life for anyone. I feel so sorry for these women :/