Those girls look ecstatic about it
@Paranoid Sushi, this was exactly what went through mymind
@Paranoid Sushi, do you think they had a choice? Doesn't Pakistan still have arranged marriage?
@Jakobian, it’s funny my best friend is Indian so I’ve talked to him a lot about this but in India arranged marriages are not usually forced (of course there can be a strong stigma but forced married are still technically illegal). What usually happens is a speed dating of marriage, where both men and women will meet multiple people with the understanding you can refuse marriage. With that, Indian arranged marriages are generally consensual. I think (or at least hope) the same is true in Pakistan, but by the girls faces and the fact they’re cousins I would agree and guess this was forced, or at least heavily pressured.
@Paranoid Sushi, they don’t look like they had a say in it
@Paranoid Sushi, Pakistan is a Mudslime country so those women def aren't even considered human beings with rights.
@Captain Swordsman, I don’t think it’s the Muslim part specifically though. Even as a practicing Jew, I don’t think a country should ever be ruled by religious laws, or have religion ingrained into the common law. State tyranny comes in many different forms, and women’s oppression (and thus male allegiance to the state) is just easy to issue through religion. Historically, any nation that failed to separate church and state always had these issues; fortunately, western nations have mostly abandoned theocratic elements to their governments.
@Paranoid Sushi, agree agree agree, oh my sweet summer child.
North America still has one hell of a time separating church and state. This is mostly from religious organizations being excluded from taxes, and using donations to put pressure on political figures.
Good example, abortion is 100% legal in Canada, no "only for rape" type qualifications like the state's, but religious organizations are free to use their tax free coffers to pay for anti abortion propaganda plastered all over government vehicles (buses)
With true separation of church and state, they'd be free to hand out pamphlets and other information materials, but government entities would refuse to run ads or propaganda for Said religious entities.
@Captain Swordsman, they're not wearing Muslim garments though. Those would look different. And just because a country is Muslim it doesn't mean women are mistreated everywhere, though if course this does happen, sadly. I've been to several Muslim countries / weddings / festives and they're mostly just normal people there. I hope that soon enough even the extremists will be normal, but unfortunately it's not that easy...
@ Tobias Widower, yeah even as a pro-lifer I agree that’s wrong. I think people have the right to a commute free of politics, and churches shouldn’t coordinate with their government if avoidable. Here in the US, I’ve hoped Roe v. Wade would be overturned for a while but only for Constitutional reasons (it should be a state decision imo). But I’m glad to see people like you who see and understand that corruption.
Is Pakistan the Alabama of Earth, or is Alabama the Pakistan of America?
@A Blunt Object, yes
@A Blunt Object, the conch has spoken!! ALL HAIL THE MAGIC CONCH!!
@A Blunt Object, isn't Alabama the Alabama of Earth?
Marrying cousins wasn't taboo until relatively recently right? I know incest is gross but it's still better than brother and sister. No, I am not just saying this because I have hot cousins what gave you that idea!?!?
@Scottles, who doesn’t have hot cousins? I have two... I mean what? Nooo I have zero
@seeUpee, why do I constantly have sweet home Alabama stuck in my head?!?!?
@Scottles, cuz is an awesome song!
Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Cousin, I'm coming home to you
Why do they look like the wallpaper?