Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Marriage at 10? All-righty then!

Pundette confesses herself "speechless" over some news we missed over Valentine's Day weekend:
Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric was quoted Wednesday as saying it is permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who think they're too young are doing the girls an injustice.
The mufti's comments showed the conservative clergy's opposition to a drive by Saudi rights groups, including government ones, to define the age of marriage and put an end to the phenomenon of child marriages.
"It is wrong to say it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger," Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country's grand mufti, was quoted as saying.
"A female who is 10 or 12 is marriageable and those who think she's too young are wrong and are being unfair to her," he said during a Monday lecture, according to the pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper.
Right. You're being "unfair to her." And that doesn't even begin to address the injustice to the elderly sheik, whom these so-called "rights groups" want to deprive of his 10-year-old fourth wife.

After all, who are we to judge? Let's see what the progressive feminist womyn have to say about this:
(Crickets chirping.)
Thank you, progressive feminist womyn!

1 comment:

  1. Womyn? How asinine is that?
    "We're so anti-men that we're going to replace the e in women with...the letter representing the male sex chromosome!!!"
    Now, Wikipedia also notes "womon" and "womin" as other corruptions of the spelling. So, that leaves just another 362 variations to achieving the full chaos of a different word every day of the year for the same thing.
    And what shall that wasted creativity have bought anyone? Nothing.
    Mr. McCain, one presumes your daughters will have a more natural, traditional, successful approach imparted to them?