Some problems have very deep roots
I saw this article today (I read it quickly, because my teenage daughter was waiting to read it after me.)
I don’t know what to say. How do you stop a custom that is rooted in ways of thinking so deep that an entire society cannot seem to think otherwise? Education is hard to obtain, and it is vitally important to the family that the girl doesn’t bring shame to the family, and so a 5 year-old is married off and will have her wedding night when she is 12.
This isn’t healthy. This isn’t right. But how can you change thousands of years worth of thought that girls are simultaneously not as important and the bearers of the family’s honor? They see themselves as protecting their daughters, not limiting them, in part because they cannot see what else their daughters could be or achieve or learn.