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Yemen Child Bride Is Youngest-Ever Power List Winner

Society & Culture  (tags: Youngest child bride ever, in Yemen )

- 1976 days ago -
In 2008, the 10-year-old made an appearance in a Sana'a court, demanding a divorce from her husband, a man in his 30s.

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Jennifer Ward (40)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:12 am
Legalized pedophilia. Disgusting!

Ira Herson (13)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:06 pm
Good for her. I just hope some masked gunmen do not do to her what they did to little Malali for being outspoken. Her actions are not against Islam but against injustice and brutality.

Although she has won her divorce I am sure her ex-husband will not be charged for her rape or her in-laws for assault.

Rose B (141)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:07 pm
I agree with Janice P

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:14 pm
Brave girl !!

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:40 pm
Poor girl- I hope she will be safe from retribution from the in-laws.

Louise Peacock (22)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:04 pm
Good for her! This business of young girls being forced into marriage with older men is disgusting. What a horrible, backwards society. Keep them out of North America.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:38 pm
What a brave girl! Good on you, Nujood!

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:01 pm
Kudos to her

Sheila S (50)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:11 pm
Although I did note, I am curious as to why an article from March 2011 would be brought to our attention now.

Cheryl B (64)
Monday November 26, 2012, 8:38 am
what scum to do this to a child

Gene J (290)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:09 pm
"“Those countries also tend to practice polygamy and have higher death rates for girls,” Kristof wrote. “That eans fewer marriageable women — and more frustrated bachelors to be recruited by extremists. So educating Nujood and giving her a chance to become a lawyer - her dream - isn’t just a matter of fairness. It’s also a way to help tame the entire country.”

There's the truth of it. The entire country, indeed region, needs be "tamed". Any society or religion that allows this kind of "marriage" is nothing more than legalized pedophila and clinically disturbed. No such marriage should be recognized anywhere else. I'm glad this child "won" her freedom. And hope she never gets entangled in such again - this had the complicity of her family or it wouldn't have happened.

Alexander Werner (53)
Monday November 26, 2012, 10:21 pm
Sheila, I got to another news page with a link to this article and missed the date of its print. Just wondering, if this world record was over-done since then.

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