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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:13 AM
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25. Child marriages were reasonably common among the
nobility in the Middle Ages, but in most instances, once the ceremony was over the 2 individuals were separated until they reached a more mature age - 15 or 16 was not uncommon, if not later. There would be a ritual that would ceremonially consummate the union, but actual sexual consummation was in most of the cases I've read about, delayed. The mother of one of the Tudor monarchs,Marget Beauford mother of Henry VII I think - refused to permit early marriages of her grandchildren because of her experience as a very young bride and mother. She only had the one child because of a difficult labor at the age of 13 or so.
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  -Child bride dies after three days in labour panzerfaust  Sep-14-09 04:56 AM   #0 
  - Hard to believe that this is alright with the religious, law abiding  midnight   Sep-14-09 05:05 AM   #1 
  - Muhammad himself consummated his marriage with his wife Aisha when she was only nine years old:  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-14-09 06:03 AM   # 
  - Child marriages were not uncommon in mediaeval times  LeftishBrit   Sep-14-09 06:13 AM   #6 
  - Muhammad marriage and sexual relationship with Aisha was considered abnormal even at the time.  Statistical   Sep-14-09 07:58 AM   #22 
  - Child marriages were reasonably common among the  LibertyLover   Sep-14-09 11:13 AM   #25 
  - the historical record ..Hadith .. says that all of Aisha's hair fell out after the rape..  sam sarrha   Sep-14-09 05:09 PM   #31 
  - That's a symptom of syphilis.  madeline_con   Sep-14-09 09:01 PM   #48 
  - Makes one wonder if Muhammad's marriage was "ceremonially consummated"  madeline_con   Sep-14-09 09:08 PM   #52 
  - 12 years old was middle-aged back then  madville   Sep-14-09 07:33 PM   #35 
     - That's ridiculous  harkadog   Sep-14-09 07:56 PM   #37 
     - Girls married young, but boys generally waited until they had something to offer...  Gwendolyn   Sep-14-09 08:09 PM   #39 
  - That's one opinion  atreides1   Sep-14-09 06:26 AM   #11 
  - Interesting  atreides1   Sep-14-09 06:32 AM   #12 
  - Were you there? Abraham tried to kill his second born. Not even going to  Malikshah   Sep-15-09 08:30 AM   #64 
  - Check out the FLDS cult in Texas. Marriages to girls this young,  mbperrin   Sep-14-09 07:26 AM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-09 05:33 AM   #2 
  - I don't know how to ask this nicely.  aquart   Sep-14-09 06:00 AM   #4 
  - It's one of those things that is just not discussed by the religiously insane  Frank Cannon   Sep-14-09 06:15 AM   #7 
  - Yes, that's a pretty sick story  LeftishBrit   Sep-14-09 06:18 AM   #10 
  - The story goes that the girls got Lot drunk  Art_from_Ark   Sep-14-09 08:35 PM   #43 
  - Information about whether Muhammad married a child  Jim Lane   Sep-14-09 07:22 AM   #16 
  - it had little to do with Virginity, he obviously had Acromegaly, it causes hyper sex drive, ..  sam sarrha   Sep-14-09 04:38 PM   #27 
  - 9 by the lunar calendar used at the time 8yrs 9 months  sam sarrha   Sep-14-09 04:39 PM   #28 
  - It has been "noticed" thousands of years ago.  Statistical   Sep-14-09 07:54 AM   #21 
  - Not really, george bush killed a lot of innocent people because god told him it was ok. He's still  madmom   Sep-15-09 09:42 AM   #68 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Sep-14-09 05:05 PM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-09 07:59 PM   #38 
  - I thought it was pretty much universally accepted that he was.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-14-09 09:02 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-09 04:57 PM   #29 
  - Sick bastards n/t  KillCapitalism   Sep-14-09 05:59 AM   #3 
  - Just another by-product of polygamy.  fasttense   Sep-14-09 06:03 AM   #5 
  - Ever seen a pride of lions or a tribe of macaques?  aquart   Sep-14-09 06:16 AM   #9 
     - Or a Congressman?  Orsino   Sep-14-09 12:01 PM   #26 
  - This is awful  LeftishBrit   Sep-14-09 06:15 AM   #8 
  - 12 year olds should not be having babies.  girl gone mad   Sep-14-09 07:04 AM   #13 
  - K & R nt  Christa   Sep-14-09 07:07 AM   #14 
  - Age of the poor young girl aside  Thothmes   Sep-14-09 07:15 AM   #15 
  - You assume that the average age of Yemeni mothers doesn't play into that stat.  Barack_America   Sep-14-09 07:23 AM   #17 
     - I am sure that it does play a role, but so does abject  Thothmes   Sep-14-09 07:27 AM   #19 
     - Would bet, if that young lady had  Thothmes   Sep-14-09 07:18 PM   #34 
     - She'd also probably be 17 or over...  UnseenUndergrad   Sep-14-09 08:36 PM   #44 
        - What 12 year olds don't get pregnant in Europe or America?  Thothmes   Sep-14-09 08:55 PM   #47 
           - Of course they do...  UnseenUndergrad   Sep-14-09 09:02 PM   #49 
     - the average age ia 12-13...!!!!!!! link>>>  sam sarrha   Sep-14-09 08:12 PM   #41 
  - Humans are some sick creatures  texastoast   Sep-14-09 07:42 AM   #20 
  - OMG, that "husband" is a sick,sick fuck!  Odin2005   Sep-14-09 08:10 AM   #23 
  - What a great culture  BoneDaddy   Sep-14-09 10:43 AM   #24 
  - People will probably excuse this, based on "cultural relativity" nt  Vegasaurus   Sep-14-09 05:45 PM   #32 
     - The fact of the matter is the vast majority of Muslims do NOT practice child marriage  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-14-09 05:56 PM   #33 
        - Eyes wide shut  Statistical   Sep-14-09 09:24 PM   #53 
        - I have lived in the Middle East for 23 years - it happens - particularly in remote areas in  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-14-09 09:33 PM   #55 
        - What I find funny about many liberals  BoneDaddy   Sep-15-09 07:22 AM   #57 
           - the Islamic world is very rapidly modernizing - the fact that  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-15-09 07:53 AM   #59 
              - I would agree and hopefully  BoneDaddy   Sep-15-09 08:03 AM   #61 
                 - most Middle Eastern people I know are very much attracted to modernity  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-15-09 08:14 AM   #62 
                    - Understandable  BoneDaddy   Sep-15-09 08:26 AM   #63 
                       - the two best news services in the Middle East, in my opinion  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-15-09 08:45 AM   #65 
                          - Thank you  BoneDaddy   Sep-15-09 08:47 AM   #66 
  - Fawziya Abdullah Youssef  Starry Messenger   Sep-14-09 07:36 PM   #36 
  - Well, one can dismiss it, support it, be disgusted with it, or be disgusted with it and do something  Deja Q   Sep-14-09 08:11 PM   #40 
  - She wasn't even in a hospital. That is awful. Just sick. The man will go out and just get another  applegrove   Sep-14-09 08:25 PM   #42 
  - I thought the headline meant she was in a labour camp  undeterred   Sep-14-09 08:41 PM   #45 
  - It is a forced child labor camp just not the kind most people think about.  Statistical   Sep-14-09 09:28 PM   #54 
  - What, extreme poverty doesn't even get a mention?  varelse   Sep-14-09 08:50 PM   #46 
  - Yes, I saw that. Likely she was sold so the father could get medical treatment.  Gwendolyn   Sep-14-09 09:02 PM   #50 
     - Children here are sold for money to buy drugs  varelse   Sep-15-09 08:00 AM   #60 
        - We had a mayor here in CT who did that. He paid a prostitute for her daughter and niece  CTyankee   Sep-15-09 08:54 AM   #67 
  - My daughter found an old school chum on Facebook the other day...  JCMach1   Sep-15-09 05:05 AM   #56 
  - I think they marry them young in order to insure virginity and that is just sad  dugaresa   Sep-15-09 07:37 AM   #58 
  - Locking  wryter2000   Sep-15-09 01:43 PM   #69 

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