Raped when I was 13

I read this on the news and I’m so so so angry!

Look at the photo below…

Doesn’t the little girl look happy with her dad?

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That is not her dad. It’s her husband-to-be.

That is Said, 55, and Roshan, 8, having their engagement in Afghanistan.

How disgusting and twisted is that?! Fucking paedophile husband.

Can you imagine marrying your daughter off when she is just 8 years old?

Why are they married off so young? Because the family can’t afford to bring up their daughters? No. “

For the reasons below:

1) Business transactions

2) To resolve a family feud

3) Young brides are obedient and expected to have more children

These girls haven’t even developed tits and pubic hair, and you want to have sex with them? Gross.


Asia, 14-year-old mom, washing her new baby while two-year-old daughter plays by the side

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CHILD BRIDE, TIED UP AND RAPED

Basically, this story tells of  a 13-year-old Yemeni child bride, Elham Assi, who bled to death shortly after marriage, as she was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband.

The husband, Al-Hikmi, was upset because he could not consummate their relationship and felt under pressure to prove his manhood.

Al-Hikmi took his young bride to a nearby medical clinic, asking a doctor there to administer her tranquilizers so she would not resist his advances. The clinic refused.

Al-Hikmi then obtained performance enhancing pills, and completed the act while she screamed. The next day, he returned to the same medical clinic carrying Assi because she could not walk.

The doctor who examined Assi told the husband not to go near her for at least ten days. She said Assi’s vaginal canal was ripped.

However, a forensic report showed that Assi’s injuries were much more extensive, including extensive tearing around the vagina and rectum, suggesting that there might have been additional intercourse after the clinic visit.

Her mother said she visited Assi later that day, where she found her daughter fading in and out of consciousness.

She said al-Hikmi told her that the young bride was just possessed by spirits and said he would take her to a folk healer to cast them out. Hours later, Assi was dead.

Read full story here:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/10/dead-yemeni-child-bride-tied-raped-says-mom/

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The story above was just one of the many tragic young brides stories that I have found. Do a search on Google and you will see many more like these cases, being abused, burned and beaten into submission.

These girls are vulnerable. They should be loved and protected by their families.

People continue to do the wrong things because of cultural norms and practices passed down from the previous times.

I feel appreciative that the part of the world where I live in has human rights; that we all had a fair chance at education and a normal life.

8 comments

  1. Stories like these are a horror and disturb me greatly. Sadly, I believe most people are unaware of these atrocities, or perhaps they look away and think it may be an isolated case or two. Human trafficking occurs even here in the United States, but we rarely hear of it because (I believe) it is too barbaric a thought that this could happen in our own country. We are a lot of great pretenders. I wonder when we will be active and take a stand… as you have? This is an important post. It is a time of awareness, and action. Bless you for addressing this very sensitive issue.

    1. It is often when you read stories like these – and you start feeling thankful for what you have. I hope more people will be aware and take a stand… hoping that one day in the near future, these kids will have a childhood where they don’t have to fear being married off. :)

  2. Reminds me of Khaled Hosseni’s ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’… I loved the book which is on similar aspects. Do read it if you havent.

    I like the fact that you are highlighting such cruel practices which are still seen in large in many countries. Keep writing more.

    -Asha

  3. I remember a novel written by Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns. It is also like this and more. I was very disturbed when I read that. I appreciated my childhood and freedom after that.

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