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19 Reddit comments about I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced:

u/Don_Antwan · 370 pointsr/pics

There's also a book - "I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced." It's a hard read, but eye opening. Almost as good as Kristof's "Half the sky." Almost.

u/dahappybanana · 132 pointsr/pics

She has written a book on her experience I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced.

u/Favo32 · 14 pointsr/HumanPorn

>When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood’s case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age.

From her memoir's amazon page.

u/[deleted] · 11 pointsr/HumanPorn

Her memoir One day, I will learn how to make a proper direct link... Nailed it!

u/yaybiology · 11 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

The girl who got a divorce in the article, Nujood, has a fantastic book. It is not that long, and I recently read it from my local library. It sheds a lot of insight into this practice, and was dictated by her to a lady who helped her write it. Here is the book if you are interested:

And I highly recommend it. It was a really quick read and while a little sad, this story did have a happy ending. I think it is important to spread awareness about this issue.

u/JimmyTheFace · 10 pointsr/HumanPorn

Typing it like this:

Am Nukood age 10 Divorced

Results in this:

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u/pyjamatoast · 6 pointsr/pics

She (co)wrote a book about her life. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

u/melthornal · 3 pointsr/WTF
u/LocalAmazonBot · 3 pointsr/pics

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link text: I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

u/DontaskaboutDimona · 2 pointsr/worldnews

It should be done. If they can get done in Yemen..

u/mmwultsch · 1 pointr/atheism

Najood wrote a book about her experiences. It is very hard to read without shedding at least one tear. I highly recommend it.

u/i_love_younicorns · 1 pointr/videos

I just bought a book by a girl with a similar story: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, available on

u/kwredditor · 1 pointr/canada

Sometimes tradition or religion are not good things to respect. Forced marriage is but one example. Should we respect Yemen's traditions in Canada? Some people would probably enjoy this but I don't suspect it's the 10 year old girls...

>Nujood Ali (نجود علي) (born 1998) is a central figure in Yemen's movement against forced marriage and child marriage. At the age of ten she obtained a divorce, breaking with the tribal tradition.

u/SweetPaprikas · 1 pointr/Documentaries

>Note I specified "rape" not "child rape." And from the information in this thread, it is disputed as to whether she was under 10 or not when the marriage was consummated.

The generally accepted understanding of Aisha’s age at consummation is 9.

>Not exactly the same because that is currently occurring. Not only is it currently occurring, it is currently occurring in a globally interconnected world, with international laws in place that all generally agree no, that is not acceptable.

Child rape is also currently occurring all over the world. Child marriages are not uncommon in Muslim countries (such as Yemen) even today.

You'd probably benefit from reading this book written by a 10-year-old girl who was forced into marriage at age 9 in 2008. She details the horrors, how the adults around her had no problems with it. Child marriage, rape, and abuse was a custom in her province. She details her abuse. But according to you, we shouldn't judge her adult rapist because he lived in a small town isolated from the outside world, where child rape and marriage (as well as physical beatings) are the norm.

Do things only start being unacceptable when international laws are put into place? If I raped a kid 2 hours before the international law was put into effect, am I still a great guy? That's ridiculous.

>Umm...not even close. By my logic, human trafficking was legal back then. With no statement as to whether that was good or bad (spoiler: it was effing terrible). Try not to read to hard into what you want to/don't want to see...

I was referring to human trafficking as a legal definition. You said you cannot be sure that a rape occurred, despite the fact that general consensus is that the adult Mohammed had sex with a 9-year-old girl, due to the laws against child rape not existing at the time.

>Looking at things in context is not the same as looking at things through rose colored glasses. Looking at things in context provides insights for why a historical figure may have acted the way they did or not. It gives you an idea of how you might have acted if you were raised in the same time and found yourself in a similar situation as the historical figure. It does not make the action excusable by today's standards, but changes the way you can really judge the actions.

Saying that people who did awful things to other human beings were possibly decent because that's just how people were back then, is looking at it with rose colored glasses. You should absolutely judge historical child rapists. "That's just how things were," is an excuse. It's absurd. Morality is independent of legal definitions.

Some cultures are shitty and breed shitty people. Historical cultures were especially shitty, and as a result we have a lot of shitty historical figures. Culture isn't an excuse. We should judge those who committed atrocities in the past, especially if their environments enabled them.

>To give a slightly different example, would you say all judges who ordered a thieves hand cut off for stealing were bad people because that was the normal punishment back then? Or would you say the normal punishment was cruel and unjust? If you were stripped of everything you know of today's world, and were instead raised in that time period, always being taught that to get caught stealing meant to lose a hand, became a judge, and then administered a sentence to a thief you would not have ordered his hand cut off? That is the difference between looking with rose-colored glass and considering a situation in its context.

You could use the same argument for any criminals alive today. The Sandy Hook shooter wasn't born and raised in a vacuum, he was molded by his genetics and his environment. That doesn't make his behaviors any less despicable, it doesn't make him not a bad person. If your environment turns you into a bad person you're still a bad person.

Look deep enough and you'll find an excuse for everyone.

You keep saying, "if you were raised in that time period, etc". It doesn't matter. If I were raised in that time period and committed crimes against kids, I'd be a shitty person. You would've been one too. Let's be thankful we weren't and attempt to correct the atrocities currently being committed so that the next generation is less shitty. Let's judge the people of the past to give past victims justice, and to reinforce to future generations that what was done to them was not right.

u/negativenegative · 1 pointr/pics
u/theniwokesoftly · 1 pointr/pics
u/pizzaface12 · 0 pointsr/news

Here is a book written by a girl who was raped by a man she was forced to marry. One of the reasons this man raped her was because muhammad did the same.

muhammad was a rapists and he inspires rapists today to rape young girls. Your argument fails completely.

u/skeit078 · -2 pointsr/casualiama

If Muhammad was the recipient of the perfect moral code (the Qur'an) then he should have known sex with children was wrong.

If not then either the Qur'an is incomplete or Allah thinks it is OK for middle-aged men to have sex with children.

Child marriages still occur in the Arabian peninsula because men there are unwilling to accept that the Qur'an is incomplete and therefore resort to the conclusion that Allah sanctions marriage and sex with children.