KAUM PEREMPUAN, bersatulah dlm menentang umur 12 sbg umur layak kawin. Kebiasaan di zaman baeula ketika perempuan dianggap sedikit lebih tinggi dari binatang piaraan, mungkin batasa umur semuda ini bisa diterima, tetapi di abad ke-21 sudah jelas tidak pantas lagi.
Anak2 perempuan yg memang tidak diharapkan masuk sekolah apalagi ke perguruan tinggi dan bisa bekerja mencari nafkah di zaman lalu, memang dianggap sbg manausia yg seluruh nasib-hidupnya tergantung dari lalaki/suami. Sekarang perempuan mempunyai hak dan kewajiban yg setara dg kaum laki2 dan terbukti bhw kaum perempuan mampu mencapai jenjang karir yg sepadan dg laki2. Bangsa dan negara yg terus melecehkan, menindas kaum perempuan (50% dari ciptaan Tuhan) pasti akan terus terpuruk dlm banyak bidang termasuk ekonomi, kesejahteraan dan keadilan! Hayo kaum-ku jadilah Srikandi2 modern yg turut mengambil bagian secara aktif, terhormat dan mulai dlm memajukan bangsa dan negara kita. Gabriela Rantau --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mediacare" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > 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 > > > > > > >