Whale Rider's 16-year-old actress pregnant with first child!!
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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I wouldn't do it but that isn't the point.
The point is that we are so stuck in our westernised take on things that everything 'other' seems mad, even if it isn't.
Girls consentually marry at 16. Individuals are different in their maturity level. If you raise children to not mature till they are 21, they probably won't mature till they are 21. Women are physically ready to bear children at 16, and if that that isn't a big stinking message from nature, I don't know what is.
So which system is ideal? Ours? Well I guess the advantage of babying children till they leave for university is that they get a full education. Great. But what do we get instead? A generation of childish adults? Late parents?
I am really coming to the conclusion that there isnt much better or worse, there is only compromise. (But don't hold me to that
true, these days "adolescence" goes on until about 30
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