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  •  I think I remember this story. (2+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, Joieau

    IIRC, the young girl was six.

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    by Ice Blue on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 02:13:54 PM PST

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    •  Whoa. They marry (0+ / 0-)

      six year olds in Ethiopia that aren't arranged formalities? I thought this was Coptic territory! Sick and twisted, and entirely unnatural.

      •  They are, like nearly all (2+ / 0-)
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        Joieau, Ana Thema

        patriarchal areas constantly in a war, short on females. Sometimes the only way to procure one is to steal one, defile "it" and make it become your virtual slave. Females are only valued as childbearers in such societies and yes this still goes on in so many places it would make you shudder. It will go on until women have probably very violently seized power and snuffed out most of the males of this preclusion. The drive to mate and produce offspring is the same drive exploited by the MIC.

        •  People are the (2+ / 0-)
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          most twisted animals. Don't know that there's a cure for us, really. I mean, what are the chances a six year old is going to live long enough even if she gave in, to produce any babies?

          Humans: Suicidal and Proud Of It.

          •  I don't know what (1+ / 0-)
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            Ana Thema

            the stats are, but because the tribes of that area are constantly battling over territory and water, I would suspect that many babies are created but of course many also die. The region has been drying up and getting hotter for centuries and the "traditions' will only get more savage.

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