this angers me. for many reasons.
why punish girls for being the victims of rape and sexual assault?
where is the men's responsibility? their maturity? sense of dignity?
i get that the mothers are doing what they know to try and protect their daughters. i am not passing judgment on them.
but...have they forgotten their magic?
where are the ancient social structures that would have prevented this? they're pretty standard in original african culture. has the infiltration christianity and/or islam eroded any sense of the rightful status of women?
obviously, i have a lot of questions.