From a very interesting NY Times article by Barry Bearak and Stephanie Sinclair:
The drought has since passed, but the poverty remains, as does the widespread custom of early marriage. Some Afghans readily use their daughters to settle debts and assuage disputes. Polygamy is practiced. A man named Mohammed Fazal, 45, told Sinclair that village elders had urged him to take his second wife, 13-year-old Majabin, in lieu of money owed him by the girl's father. The two men had been gambling at cards while also ingesting opium and hashish. ...
On the day she witnessed the engagement party of 11-year-old Ghulam Haider to 40-year-old Faiz Mohammed, Sinclair discreetly took the girl aside. "What are you feeling today?" the photographer asked. "Nothing," the bewildered girl answered. "I do not know this man. What am I supposed to feel?"
And here I was thinking that we liberated Afghanistan. Silly me!
Women's rights has overtaken the world, and it does it through force: the jailing and murder (by police and law or by war). There is little men can do about this, they have no allies, even amongst other men... except to fight and die in the hope that they atleast will kill some of their enemies ... the enemies of all good men.
Death To women's Rights.
Viva Men's Liberty (or let the world become nothing).
Females gain the ability to have children usually at the age of 12, 13, or 14 years. Females should be married once they are able to have children.
As for those who will claim it's rape: in the Bible the punishment for the rape of an unmaried, unbetrhothed young maiden is for the man who seized her and had relations with her to marry her and not divorce her and pay her father some money (Dueteronomy 22.)
The Bible does not condemn rape unless the female is married (or will shortly be (betrothal didnt last more than a year, and usually the girl lived in her husband's house during that year.)) to a man.
I applaud the pashtuns and I hope that they spread their anti-feminist pro-men culture far and wide and that those who uphold pro-female anti-man culture fall.
An American Catholic who likes the Bible and the Old ways... and hates the new ways and all who condem men for living as all men wish.
i am originally from iran, although it is not common there, but i know about these marriage's .
there is a book with an in depth description about the lives of these girls and what they go through and why.
afghanistan is a poor country, most people are in poverty and will go to major lengths to feed their children.