Iran’s Ahmadinejad Wants Girls Married Off at 16

November 22, 2010


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3 Responses to “Iran’s Ahmadinejad Wants Girls Married Off at 16”

  1. Murali on November 22nd, 2010 2:42 pm

    Please make sure you write your headlines & content correctly.
    Journalism is not like the Finance market, where there is a SMALL PRINT which is what one needs to see.
    Your headlines should reflect the reality & not your opinion.

    The reality is that the minimum age for marriage is raised from 9 to 16. for girls.

    Your headline gives the imdication such that girls are forced to marry between 16 & 18 which is not the case.

    Please verify your source & read through your links well.

  2. Sue on November 22nd, 2010 3:43 pm

    Murali:

    If you noticed, I reported in my post that the legal age for marriage was recently raised from 9. But that’s not the point, now is it? Ahmadinejad, as president has announced he supports government pressure to convince girls to marry at 16, rather than put marriage off into their early 20s. My title succinctly captures Ahmadinejad’s stance. Further, nowhere in my post, either in the title nor in the body of the piece does it suggest, as you falsely claim “that girls are forced to marry between 16 & 18.”

    Sue

  3. Soraya on November 28th, 2010 7:57 pm

    The reason is nothing but getting young people, especially girls, at home, having children and NOT the education she needs, NOT letting her have their political activities against this anti-women regime. It is as simple as that. The youth is a danger for this regime. If not, why did it come to his mind NOW, and not years ago? Exactly while he sees the growing protests by the Iranian youth.

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