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  •  Here's an issue for International Women's Day (3+ / 0-)
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    Susan from 29, Penny GC, drmah

    Child brides, forced into marriage at the rate of 39,000 PER DAY. Roughly 14 million per year. Many end up beaten or worse and often for payments of food to the parents who see daughters as nothing but a drain on their lives.

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The 17-year-old beaten to death for refusing to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather. The teen dragged by her family to be raped and forced into marrying an elderly man. They are among 39,000 girls forced into marriage every day around the world, sold like cattle to enrich their families.

    More than one-third of all girls are married in 42 countries, according to the U.N. Population Fund, referring to females under the age of 18. The highest number of cases occurs in some of the poorest countries, the agency figures show, with the West African nation of Niger at the bottom of the list with 75% of girls married before they turn 18. In Bangladesh the figure is 66% and in Central African Republic and Chad it is 68%.

    Full story at USA Today. (I know, who'd expect journalism there?)

    You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

    by ontheleftcoast on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 03:15:33 PM PST

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