Forced Marriage

Where is the line drawn to consider forced marriage FORCED?

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What do people consider forced marriage?

When an individual is threatened or tricked to marry someone without consent. If the women refuses she may be killed or seriously injured by her family members. You may think this is only happening in countries with traditional values or countries other than the U.S. but approximately 3000 known or suspected cases of forced marriage occurred in the U.S. over a two year period.

Causes

  • Family members threaten to cut them off or even kill them
  • Believe they are fleeing violence
  • Sold to men
  • Afraid of rape/violence

Effects

  • Many cases of Afghan women burning themselves
  • Sexually abused (husbands)
  • Physical abused ( human traffickers)
  • Women have no freedom
  • Some women have kids when they're only 16-18

Conclusion

I believe that forced marriage is when a women is threatened or abused into marrying someone. In arranged marriages the couple has the overall consent to decide if they want to marry the person their family arranged for, there are also many arranged marriages that work out very well. When you are forced to marry someone it involves greed and violence, In most arranged marriages you are marrying into a loving family. In my opinion, in a forced marriage the husband has the control over everything, even his wife. For example, he tells her when she can go out (if she is even aloud to). So in conclusion, I think the line drawn to consider a forced marriage forced is when it involves violence to the women (physical and mental), no consent from the husband or wife, and when the husband has absolute power.
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