• Yes. Hear me out..

    Of course this is only about two kids getting married: not the repulsive practice of an adult marrying a child.

    When kids marry:

    You grow up together.
    Less clash of personalities.
    The relationship is non-negotiable: like parents/siblings - and feels natural and does not weight you down.
    The girl moves from her parents to her ILs early - before the former bonds/personality becomes too strong. And bonds with her ILs grow strong and naturally.
    Also easier for ILs to receive a child more wholeheartedly than an adult - who they may view with trepidation, as someone who may want to change things around.

    You evolve and understand each other without effort.
    No agonizing about the stupid concept of 'right one', romance etc. Marriage is just about finding someone to take care of each other.
    Strengthens the family - under constant attack today from individualistic tendencies. The whole paradigm of 'happiness comes from choice' will be resisted.

    The system only needs to be updated to today's values: unhindered education for both children, sex-education and healthcare.

    We have thrown the babies out with the bathwater.

  • Yes, but far outweighed by the negative.

    If I had to guess I'd say for every 10 bad things, there's 1 good thing. Also what is considered child marriage is variable by location... Anyway of small benefits they are more likely to have children; they are less likely to have the insecurity of "will I ever get married," which in many cases is replaced by something worse.

  • Not necessarily bad

    It is true that many child marriages results in negative impact especially towards the bride. But what if this only happen in a number of countries? There are many occasions in few countries where the bride did not lose her rights. At the end of the day, everyone is happy. So why need to ban child marriage in the whole world? I suggest make the rules to child marriage more strict so that the future bride is protected. But there ARE countries that need to ban child marriage completely, considering their bad reputation so far.

  • Think of poor families and arranged marriages

    There are obvious benefits to child marriages. For example child marriages create financial stability which in turn means that the family will have their needs met, not to mention that the child who is getting married will have all her needs provided for. Morality itself needs to be questioned...We can all agree that killing someone is wrong and immoral, but in times of war killing is not only morally acceptable but is also encouraged. SO MORALITY ALL DEPENDS ON SITUATIONS, by the child marrying she is basically saving her family.
    I hoped this added some insight on the topic. There are no right or wrong answers...Sadly. All I can say is arranged marriages are needed in some cases and can save many lives.

  • Why choices change

    Common argument is that girls are not given choice to love. But when given choices, why they frequently change partners? Those not given choices remain with one partner all life.
    How about teen pregnancies without marriage?
    While surveying infanticide, why neglect abortions, contraceptions used to stop someone from taking birth?

  • Yes, there are.

    I would definitely agree that by our standards today, child marriage is immoral and not a custom that should be followed. How do we know that this is such an immoral thing? Have we been in their shoes? Do we really know anything about this custom?

    I completely understand when people say that a 6 year old girl marrying a 56 year old man is wrong, because that man would expect things of her that she wouldn't be able to give, physically. When it comes to the sexual aspect of their relationship, the girl would be put at a major disadvantage, and would either get extremely injured during the process and die, or when carrying a baby, would not be able to carry it to the full term and would quite possibly lose the baby as well as her own life.

    However, when it is a child marrying another child, it is a different issue. For instance, if we had that same 6 year old girl marrying a 12-13 year old boy, the two of them would be able to live together without worrying about the sexual aspect of their relationship. They could have the opportunity to be friends, then grow into something more. Marriage just means that you have one person that will be your companion for life, and finding that companion early or late is not an issue. Even in our society, it is considered great when two best friends get married, because they know each other so well. Why can't that be the case for two children getting married?

    I think that we should reconsider what we are saying before throwing sludge at other cultures. Yes, it is true that most people marry their daughters and sons for the sake of money, but I truly think that there are upsides as well as downsides. We cannot blind ourselves to almost 50% of the world and say that "We are right" when we don't know what goes through their minds.

    In my opinion, if there were more explicit laws, I would be alright with the concept. For instance, if we said that the younger of the two must be at least 18 (or any reasonable age) before engaging in sexual activity, we would prevent a lot of the negatives of child marriage.

  • Say no to child marriage.

    Many of these girls who are getting married very very young are just at the peak of finding their selves. They have ambition, goals and determination. Many girls just want to get educated and move to a happier society. The parents are the ones who enforce the previous generations ways and cultural beliefs.

  • This is bad

    Marrige comes with adult responsibilities. Children should be enjoying innocent crushes, and all the other beauties of being a kid. Not working, but going to school. Not caring for another child, but being cared for by an adult. A child should be able too do what a CHILD should do, not an adult.T. Being a kid means no adultt worries, and being able to prepare for those worries

  • Child marriage is dangerous

    One in every three girls is married before reaching age 18. And one in nine is married under age 15, sent away because of tradition or lack of funds to sustain the family. When a girl is married as a child, she is pulled out of school, which reduces her education. They are also more likely to be the victim of violence, and death during childbirth. Their children have a 60 percent greater chance of dying during their first year, and if they do survive, they are more likely to suffer from low birth weight, late physical and mental development, and malnutrition. Child brides are likely to show signs of abuse or post-traumatic stress such as feelings of hopelessness or depression. But there are some pros, for example it ensures a future for your child. It ensures that your child will have someone financially responsible for them. Many people don't get married, ever, so at least you can be certain your child will walk down the aisle.
    Ethiopia is a developing country in Africa with the neighbouring countries of Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, and Eritrea. In Ethiopia, two in every five girls are married before the age of 18. The Amhara region has the highest rate of child marriage with nearly 45% of girls married before 18.The most successful program to decline rates of child marriage relies on heavy government support, works through local government action, focuses not only on child marriage but also on gender roles and inequality, but includes men and boys as well as religious leaders. Child marriage is declining where commitment and investment in girls’ education is growing, especially where schooling is paired with active, girls’ clubs.

  • They are immature.

    This is proven fact that child marriage is a dangerous act. No argument requires.
    This is proven fact that child marriage is a dangerous act. No argument requires.
    This is proven fact that child marriage is a dangerous act. No argument requires.
    This is proven fact that child marriage is a dangerous act. No argument requires.

  • It is wrong.

    I understand why people have said yes and I also understand why people do it, especially in LEDCs. But if you had a choice, if you were able to choose then no. It is wrong. Children have a choice and parents can't make it for them. They would be controlled and lose their childhood. Being a child is very important an you can't waste those precious years being married. They would lose their education, their friends and their freedom. It's illegal and shouldnt be done.

  • Say No to Marriage

    Why would a parent want to give her daughter away even if your really poor and don't have a lot of food or even think about the thought of selling their child into early marriage. If it were me I would never sell my kid off to some guy who's probably gonna beat her.

  • Say No to Marriage

    Why would a parent want to give her daughter away even if your really poor and don't have a lot of food or even think about the thought of selling their child into early marriage. If it were me I would never sell my kid off to some guy who's probably gonna beat her.

  • What kind of a child would want this?

    Well, it may happen if the child really likes their parents, but the parents must teach the way he/she should act because that would be very absurd to just marry your parents like crazy. They must tell him/her to live and stay young because it can never be undone. They must have fun and enjoy life as kids.

  • Ruining your child's life

    I think that children should not get married because a child needs education and not house work they need freedom not washing the dishes .They need to play,Imagine your self again like a child you are being force to marry someone that you don't even know.Would you be scared?Would you be afraid?Would you?I would be terrified.Think of your self doing house work and not learning I would be wanting to learn to know what every word means .Our children should be grateful that they are not getting married.We mother and father should be grateful that our life was never like that.

  • No benefits whatsoever

    No, there are no benefits to child marriage whatsoever. Two children are forced into something they are not ready for; the choice is made for them, they have no say-so. They have to somehow learn to live an adult life, way too early, with a partner picked for them. It's even worse when it's not two children being married but a young girl and an adult man. That's plain wrong.

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