Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Supposed to be creative, right?

Too much mommy talk, not enough b.s. stuff. Need to get back to the politics, the rants of life, and the everyday craziness that goes on in this world. Right?


And there was a story I saw yesterday about an 8 year old girl in Yemen. The court dissolved her marriage to a 30 year old man. She had asked for a divorce because he was raping and abusing her, but by dissolving the marriage they made it so he couldn't get married to her again somehow. In the process they also made the girl's family pay the man $250.00. They didn't say why but I assume it was a refund for what the man paid for her. So in Yemen it's okay for young girls to get married, but they have to have hit puberty first. Obviously this girl hadn't, and I don't even know how long she'd been married before she spoke up.

So as bad as the war in Iraq is, and as horrible as our politics are in the U.S.A., I'm glad I don't live in Yemen. Otherwise, who knows? Maybe I would have been married when I was 12 or 13 years old so that my parents could put a few dollars in their pocket and not have to take care of me anymore. Sad.

And we're back to parenthood again, aren't we? Sigh.