Saturday, 8 April 2017

Malaysia Child Marriage

I never cease to be amazed at the rationalisations used by men to justify having sex with female children.  Malaysia has passed legislation that criminalises touching and befriending children as a precursor to sexually abusing them.  However, this law does not out law child marriage.
A MP who was a former Sharia Law Court Judge suggested that children as young as nine years of age are spiritually and physically ready for marriage. This is just arrant nonsense.  If a nine year old had started mentruating and fell pregnant her body would not be ready for a pregnancy.  The Fistula Foundations spends many hours repairing fistulas in young girls who have given birth at an age when their body has not developed enough to manage the birthing process. Child marriage should be banned in all countries.

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