Xeni Jardin at 11:49 am Thu, Jan 10, 2013
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Is this story really that surprising? The idea that women are people and not property is not universal, especially in highly patriarchal societies.
Even in a culture with attitudes toward women as screwed up as KSA’s, I suspect a 70-year-old guy marrying a 15-year-old girl would raise eyebrows.
I assume that it wouldn’t, for exactly those same reasons.
Absolutely! I mean chattel slavery’s been outlawed there since 1962.
And now everyone in the neighbourhood is tsk-tsking, saying “gee, they were the *last* couple on the block I expected to split up.”
That old bastard tried to ‘catfish’ her!
Are the parents checking to see if the divorce ruined her resale value?
I am shocked to learn this man lied about his age. Thank goodness for the Internet, where that cannot happen.
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