Women protest against proposed Iraq law that would allow marriage of nine-year-old girls
I'm not going to add a lot to this as I would hope that all sane, moral people would recognize that this is wrong. If you want to marry a 9 year old girl you are a pedophile, regardless of what your religion or culture claims is OK.
My oldest daughter will be turning 9 in April. Her days are consumed with crafting on her Rainbow Loom, reading the Harry Potter series, strategizing about Minecraft with her friends and playing/fighting with her sister. The thought that in Iraq she could be married off to a man the age of her grandfather or older is sickening and perverse.
I saw some commentary on Twitter yesterday regarding whether we still need to be having an International Women's Day, this just goes to show how much work we still have to do. I can't even begin on the issue of child sex trafficking.
It's not enough to thank God that we weren't born in these countries, as humans we are obligated to intercede for other's human rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Women's Human Rights
International Justice Mission
Amen! I'll be sharing this tomorrow night at a book study I'm leading (have you read A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans). We're covering the justice chapter (among others) tomorrow night.ReplyDelete
Karla, I've read some but not all of her book. I don't know that I got to the justice chapter, I need to go back and finish that book. I follow her on Twitter and read a few of her blog posts. I really appreciate her take on Christianity, especially as I move away from the patriarchal theology that I grew up with. Let me know what your group thinks!Delete