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My Father Tried to Marry Me Off to Men His Age, Says London Teenager

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Every year, thousands of schoolgirls are forced into marriages with men they don't know. Jasmine Gardner spoke to a London teenager who fled her family to survive

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Vicky P (476)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:03 pm
sad situation :/

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday October 21, 2013, 10:08 pm
These stories are becoming too frequent. I really want a world for girls. The recognition that they are teenagers with so much potential to offer.

Rose B (141)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:04 pm
So true Bridget

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:59 am
Noted & posted

amanda Ashworth (4)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:19 am
Prostituting your children is unacceptable any where in the world.Poor girls,what chance if your parents hate you.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:26 am
Révoltant. Inacceptable. }:-((

Vita P (40)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:36 pm
The only way out of this misery is education, education and EDUCATION!!!
Thank you for posting.

Annette Mcloughlin (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:40 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:06 pm
Those freaks of macho men have to be stopped. I personally know a young woman from India whose parents sent her from Canada to India where she had to get married. Why do our countries let them get away with this kind of slavery? It should be not allowed. They should send him back to wherever he comes from.

Joanne D (38)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:06 pm
The stories may be becoming frequent, but the incidence hasn't changed. Only now we are hearing about it.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:11 pm
This is awful, that poor girl. Why is this sort of thing still going on in todays world. Totally unacceptable. These girls need to grow up with dignity and live their own life. This is terrible.

Phil P (94)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:14 pm
How many more decades or even centuries will pass in some countries on this earth before women cease to be property to be traded for favors or profit or debts.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:17 pm
So sad and upsetting.

pam w (139)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:18 pm
Good questions, Phil? We forget how many societies regard women/girls as merely EXTENSIONS of the male.

I think of this whenever I see someone write that ''we have to respect all cultures."

Do we, really?

John D (47)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:35 pm
I know this is a cultural thing but IMHO there are some very sick cultural norms out there and this is one of them...

marie C (163)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:23 pm
This is religion and culture if we welcome these people into our countries and accept them we have no right to change their culture so hence major problems We build mosques for them and respect their religion so why make a fuss about their ways better clear it all before we welcome them Get real either we build them places to worship then make a fuss about their beliefs ridiculous They believe they are doing the right thing

valda p (13)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:00 pm
Marie tc-the religion of islam is not compatable with christianity -when they migrate to other countries for a better life -nothing -changes as they bring their problem with them -sharia law-all muslims live under this barbaric -archaic law-their first allegiance is to -God's law-sharia -not the law of their adopted country.

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:00 pm
Sorry Marie but it didn't sound like he thought he was doing the right thing for Sadia. It sounds like he was caught in a sick cultural tradition in another country and who knows how it would have benefited him. The patriarchs of these families seem to do things that will be good for them and how it affects their children is not considered., He saw she was un happy, he beat her up, What is right about that? What an ordeal for her. Thankfully she got away and hopefully she will be OK.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:19 pm
These morons don't deserve to have children, life's most precious gift.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forced marriages are,appalling. I know that it is cultural, but it is wrong and archaic.

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 5:14 pm
Very sad !

Jeremy S (3)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:46 pm
What that man did is criminal--this kind of thing should be illegal for anyone, in any religion, anywhere!

You see, this is why I fight against the creeping of religion into life, You may think your religion (probably Christianity) doesn't do this kind of thing--but remember the Inquisition? The Salem witch trials? No religion is immune to abuse, to greedy or selfish people using it for their own wants. And marrying a daughter off to a man as old as her father certainly falls into the category of something the daughter certainly doesn't want and shouldn't have to put up with!

Jan F (15)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:20 pm
.Disgusting and unacceptable (and a spam flagged Amy Gill (0) )

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 6:34 am
Sad that this mindset still exists in the 21st century....

Marry freely and for love, or not at all.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 6:41 am

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 7:39 am
So sad. Noted. TY Rose

Jessica K (103)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:30 am
Insane. It's complete abusive, especially if the girl is too young to 'consent'. Thanks, and noted.

Marija M (29)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:52 pm
noted, very sad

S S (0)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:09 pm
Thank you.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:25 pm
This is disgusting. It has to be stopped. Unfortunately, it is happening all over the world and very little is being done. There must be more.

Rhonda B (106)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:38 pm
This is very sad:(

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 2:29 pm
Extremely sad and disgusting for young female members of a family, with these cultures and beliefs. The male must be dominant over girls and women. Similar to this situation happened in Canada, when a father and his son,sent one daughter to India, she ran away and he had fer found and brought her back. He forced the car his three daughters and ex-wife off the road into a pond of water, and they all died. His defense (more or less), was that he had the right. How do they get the education when the fathers do not want them to succeed, and keep them out of school for as long as they can before social services comes after them.
Thank You Rose, for the awareness that this still takes place around the world.

Winn A (179)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forced marriages are wrong and should end today. That father is a disgusting and despicable man.

. (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:17 am
𝕿𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖒𝖆𝖓 𝖎𝖘 𝖆 𝖒𝖔𝖓𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗, 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖔𝖓 𝖍𝖎𝖒 𝖜𝖊 𝖆𝖘 𝖕𝖆𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖘 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖘𝖚𝖕𝖕𝖔𝖘𝖊𝖉 𝖙𝖔 𝖕𝖗𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖈𝖙 𝖔𝖚𝖗 𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖑𝖉𝖗𝖊𝖓, 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖘𝖊𝖑𝖑 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖒 𝖆𝖘 𝖘𝖊𝖝 𝖘𝖑𝖆𝖛𝖊𝖘 𝖙𝖔 𝖔𝖑𝖉 𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖙𝖘. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕽𝖔𝖘𝖊!

Rose B (141)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:05 pm
Thank you all for your comments

Melania P (122)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:46 pm
Hate this! This is not medieval times anymore, poor girls :(
Sick bastards hope they all burn in hell!!

jay way (11)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:48 am
Britain today is no longer english, just a mish-mash of secretive cultures, allowed by the weak government and useless social workers. I am so happy I left.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:39 am
Many great comments on this post!!! I agree these girls need protection!
Thanks Rose

Latonya W (82)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:17 am

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 5:48 am
Sick pack of bastards!!! I hope GOD will not forgive them!
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