girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones
girliejones

I *really* gotta stop reading the news

Ahhh... right on the back of that other post about equality:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23401614-13762,00.html

AN 11-year-old boy has married his 10-year-old cousin in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed al-Rashidi and his unidentified cousin would seal the marriage they contracted under the sharia laws of Islam and move in together after a ceremony to take place later this year, Al-Shams newspaper reported today.

"I am ready for this marriage. It will help me study better," Mohammed, who goes to primary school in the northern province of Hail, was quoted as saying by Al-Shams.

"I invite all my classmates to do like me," the boy said.


My emphasis in bold. Why the hell is it gonna help him study better? Surely his mother would be cooking and cleaning for him at the moment? What bonus is a bride? He probably doesn't even know what to do with his schmeckle yet anyway.
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