Dalam RUU Pornografi yang diusung para pendukung Syariah Islam, juga disebutkan soal batasan usia 12 tahun bagi kaum perempuan. Normalnya, di negeri-negeri pengusung HAM, berpatokan pada usia 17 atau 21 tahun.
Kenapa 12 tahun? Itulah usia dimana Aisyah dinikahi Nabi. salam, rd ----- Original Message ----- From: "sunny" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 3:29 AM Subject: [mediacare] Para perawan bau kencur dijadikan komoditas > http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7§ion=0&article=113440&d=27&m=8&y=2008&pix=opinion.jpg&category=Opinion > > > > Wednesday 27 August 2008 (26 Sha`ban 1429) > > > > Editorial: Young girls as commodities > 27 August 2008 > THERE have been several cases reported recently of young girls, some as > young as seven or eight, being married off by their parents to men in > their 50s, 60s or even older. In some instances, parents are literally > selling their daughters to older men purely for financial reasons -- to > settle debts or to gain a substantial dowry for their own use. > > The practice is repugnant. Young girls are being treated as potential sex > slaves, commodities to be bought and sold at whim to satisfy the lusts of > old men. It has to be stopped. The Grand Mufti has spoken against it and > so too has the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC). Only this week, the > head of the commission, Turki Al-Sudairi, called on the Saudi authorities > to put an end to these marriages. > > There are several issues at stake in what is incontestably a human rights > violation. The first is the issue of consent. We are not talking about > girls old enough to make a decision for themselves. We are taking about > eight-, nine- and 10-year olds and girls even younger. The fact that most > marriages here -- and in so many countries -- are arranged by parents is > irrelevant; the bride still has to give her consent, a pivotal element for > a valid Islamic marriage. Even at 18 and older, she invariably does give > her consent, believing her parents have made the right choice for her. But > that is the point: Girls in their late teens are fully aware of what they > are doing. There is no way, however, that an eight-year-old girl can > possibly understand what is happening. These are not arranged marriages; > they are forced marriages -- contrary to Islam as well as to any sense of > natural justice. > > The second issue is money. It is quite clear that in many of these > marriages, girls are being treated as objects, something to be bought and > sold. As for parents keeping and using the dowry for themselves, this > again raises the issue of consent. In Islam, the dowry must be given to > the bride. It is illegal in Islam to take someone else's property without > their consent, be he or she a stranger or a son or daughter. > > Lastly, there is also the matter of the girl's needs. At eight or 12, she > is still a child, far too young and immature to take on the role of wife, > sexual partner and mother. Children need their childhood if they are to > grow up into balanced human beings. Marrying such young girls to older > men, especially men over 50, exposes them to both psychological and > physical risk. It may well damage them, again both psychologically and > physically, for the rest of their lives. > > The HRC has already managed to prevent one wedding between a 10-year-old > girl and a 70-year-old man. Clearly it will act in a similar way if it > learns of other such planned unions. But that is not an acceptable state > of affairs. Many others will happen - simply because the commission will > not hear about them. They have to be made illegal, with penalties for the > parents and the would-be husbands. In other parts of the world, men who > marry prepubescent girls and parents who allow their young daughters to > marry older men can end up in jail. The authorities here in the Kingdom > need to act at once in order to protect young girls > > > ------------------------------------ > > Mailing list: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mediacare/ > > Blog: > http://mediacare.blogspot.com > > http://www.mediacare.biz > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > >