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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 01:20 PM
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24. I didn't say that they hadn't....
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 01:23 PM by Liberal Veteran
What I said was that anyone who can be pressured into getting married probably has no business getting married to begin with.

A simple statement of fact.

I think we know full well that many people marry against their own better judgement due to pressure from external forces, but it doesn't excuse the fact that they have no business getting married even so.

We can still have empathy for the weak-willed who allow themselves to be pressured into marriage and point out the ridiculousness of a entering into a marriage under duress at the same time.

They are not mutually exclusive.

Just like people who are pressured into having sex before they feel ready have no business having sex. People like that exist, but it doesn't really give them a free pass from the fact that they shouldn't be engaging in sexual behavior before they are mature enough and strong enough to decide without duress.
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