Thursday, April 30, 2009

Victory! Child Bride Update

I brought you this news story about a week or so ago. Well, thank the gods! Due to international pressure, the 50-year-old man has now decided to divorce his now 9-year-old bride!

The decision, reported by newspapers Alwatan and Al-Riyadh, came after months of court hearings, criticism from the United Nations and an international media frenzy about Saudi Arabia's human rights practices.

The dirty, old man didn't cave because it was wrong to marry and screw a child that hasn't even developed breasts yet. No, that would be too much to ask. It was only after months of pressure from countries and countless individuals like you around the world begging this pig to release this poor girl from the situation her father sold her into. Perhaps, soon, a legal age for marriage will be instituted, and this barbaric practice ended. One girl now has her life back, and her right to be involved in her choice of husband. Victories like this don't come around every day, but they're shining examples of progress in even the most dark of places.

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

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