Got curious about the child marriage thing, and um, yeah. The number is dropping yearly but there are still kids as young as 12 getting married every year in really religious communities with "parental consent" (which is sometimes basically force.) Often it's girls to grown ass men, sometimes really old men, sometimes because she's fallen pregnant (IE, been fucking assaulted by a creepy old man), sometimes it's just that "quiver full of god's arrows," IE, getting started early having babies. Sometimes it is just between two teens, but they're often still forced to marry. Every time someone brings up a bill to outlaw it, it's crushed by Republicans because "religion." Then they have the cheek to turn around and say it's Democrats that are sexualizing children, and that the "liberal elite" are all a bunch of pedos. I know this is rare and the numbers are decreasing, but didn't Obama call out Kenya for this very thing? How is this allowed in a so-called First World country?