Friday, September 23, 2011

Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

I heard this broadcast, and they said that this practice is not illegal.
I agree it is reprehensible.
But I also note that many who will say this cultural practice should not be allowed, much less accepted, in our country, are the same who accuse people who complain about cultural practices of playing extremely loud music as "racist", and say we should accept it because it is part of somebody else's culture.
Also note in the preceding article on torture by the U.S., that on of the types of torture mentioned is forcing people to listen to very loud music.

by Jennifer Ludden
September 19, 2011

A new study finds 3,000 cases of young immigrant women being forced into marriage — across 47 U.S. states — and it suggests the issue is dramatically underreported. Those who refuse can face threats of violence, ostracism from their families, and financial repercussions that can lead to homelessness. Yet, advocates say there is very little legal recourse in this country.

tags: women, culture, human rights

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