Forced Marriage

Should it be allowed if it's your family's tradition?

What is forced marriage?

It is...

  • Different from an arranged marriage
  • When one or both people don't agree to the marriage
  • When "participants have been deprived of the opportunity of free or meaningful consent through threats"
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Dangers

  • Some age gaps are so large they could be filed for rape charges
  • The relationships are unhappy and abusive
  • Some of the victims become depressed and/or suicidal
  • Misleading promises are made by the men
  • Some victims are beaten to death
  • Some victims commit suicide rather than marry the men/women picked out for them
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Benifits

  • Protects your family's honor
  • Poor families could potentially get money
  • Follows family's rituals
  • Parents can control their kids sexuality
  • Some girls get into trouble that shames the family,so it protects the families and the girls
  • Follows a family's culture and TRADITION
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Statistics

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  • Where child marriage is happening and how bad
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  • Percent of girls married by the age of 18
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Conclusion

I think, based upon my research, that forced marriage is not okay under any circumstances. Forced marriage is unfair and it makes a lot of young people upset. A lot of young girls all over the world are constantly worrying about whether or not they are going to be sold or if the smugglers are going to come and take them away from their families. Little kids should not be worrying about these kinds of things; they should be worrying about how to wear their hair or worried that they can't tie their shoes. Also, I don't think that it should be legal for a 60 year old man to marry a 15 year old girl. That's just nasty! I think that a girl should get to chose who she is going to spend the rest of her life with and when to make the decision to join someone in matrimony. Girls should not have to deal with the fear and abuse, it's their life and they should live it they way they want to. Making the most of their time on this planet doing the things they want to do and the way they want to do them. And if that isn't enough, don't you think that human rights should trump religion and traditions?
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  • Girls are people NOT property
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