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Forced to marry as a girl

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When Sara Tasneem found out she was pregnant with her second child, she was devastated.

“In a normal marriage, that would have been good news,” she said.

But Tasneem wasn’t in a normal marriage. After being married off to a stranger at 15 and giving birth to her first child at 16, finding out she was pregnant again at 19 only meant that she felt further trapped in a marriage she never asked for.https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/child-marriage-survivor-california-sara/
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Though child marriage is common in developing world, I still can't grasp the idea of it. It is something that I will never want for my future children to happen. This is heartbreaking for me.
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What is your opinion about child marriage?
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Nowadays marriages under 20 are quite rare. I’m sure it exist in every continent but not common like people use to say.
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I'm American, in May of 1977, I was 13. I walked into an American court house and got married by an American judge. It's happened here forever.
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This is what happens when we are told we have to accept all cultures and lifestyles here. Some horrible things slip through the cracks.
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This is what happens when we are told we have to accept all cultures and lifestyles here. Some horrible things slip through the cracks.
Democrats.
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I wasn’t going to say it.
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This is what happens when we are told we have to accept all cultures and lifestyles here. Some horrible things slip through the cracks.
There are child marriages between Caucasians too.
But how is this legal? I mean how can you differentiate between child marriage and child molestation?
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Christians do that in the US soil too. What is wrong is wrong.
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Christians do that in the US soil too. What is wrong is wrong.
All religions are stupid.
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There are child marriages between Caucasians too.
But how is this legal? I mean how can you differentiate between child marriage and child molestation?
In the US, a person's marital status is irrelevant as it pertains to rape. If a person doesn’t consent to have sex with her husband and he forces her. That’s rape. Disgusting.
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