That may be true, but it''s also certainly not out of the realm of possibility for her to be killed for trying to assert her independence. Honor killings happen with relative frequency in these sort of cultures for much less. Human rights violation groups try to bring awareness to these instances. There was a very upsetting honor killing a few months back in Pakistan; several teenage girls were shot and buried in a single grave for refusing to marry men their families had chosen for them. This story was reported on CNN for a few days, and the court system in Pakistan has yet to try the men for murder, despite many countries threatening sanctions against Pakistan for not doing so.Date: 4/16/2009 9:44:47 PM
It''s highly unlikely that she would decide to have an annulment. Not that she would be killed for doing so (as I don''t think that would occur), but for the fact that she would be considered ''soiled'' and unmarriageable. She would be consigning herself to a life as an old maid.
Still more coherent than I could be.Date: 4/30/2009 5:41:33 PM
I just saw that she had been granted a divorce.
I couldn''t post on this without swearing before now. But doesn''t anyone else think it''s ironic that the (BLEEPING) court has a minimum requirement for DIVORCE (puberty) but not for MARRIAGE. Of all the illogical, corrupt, immoral.... freaking, bleeping... okay so, apparently I''m still not at that point yet.