Leyla was 17 years old when she was married off by her parents in exchange for goats.

Child marriage in Iran forces girls into a life of oppression

Girls in rural Iran are often forced into marriage at a young age. Protected under Iranian law, the practice is leading to broken families and a generation of children lacking prospects or perspective.

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  • Literally Hitler

    “Navel string marriages” are a form of arranged marriage determined when a child is born. A newborn’s umbilical cord is cut symbolically, usually in the name of a cousin, or occasionally, a distant relative. The ceremony is a gesture pledging marriage between the newborn and the cousin or relative.

    Such delightful customs. We need more of these people in our neighbourhoods.

  • occupant 9

    I can’t wait to tell the feminists I’m acquainted with that their worth is measured in goats, according to the new wave of men they want to replace us with.

  • BillyHW

    Yes, but was she ever put into a Massachusetts binder?