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To: Morgana
Yes, because so far she’s really awesome at choosing how to handle things. There’s a reason why 15-year-olds are not allowed to drive, drink, vote, join the military, or make lots of other life-changing decisions on their own. That’s why God created parents. But no, you go ahead and let her decide the fate of another human life and her entire future. I’m sure she’s totally up to it.

What a load.

In days of old fifteen year old people weren't "teenagers." That is a made-up word, made up by America. Those same young men and women were, for EONS, workers, married AND parents.

20 posted on 09/16/2013 7:44:00 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
Except for royalty, it's never been very common for a 15 yo boy to be married, because he typically couldn't support a wife or family at that age.

And 15 yo girls who married were typically marrying men who were considerably older.

The median age of first marriage for females in the U.S. from 1890 on hit a low of 20.3 years in the 1950's and 1960's, and for males at 22.8 around the same time. That's the *low*; the median age in 1890 was 26.1 for males and 22.0 for females.

You're certainly right, however, that a 15 yo would have been expected to work, often very hard. He or she would have been working for his or her parents; that's how a lot of work got done, and still gets done, on farms.

21 posted on 09/16/2013 8:08:04 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: cloudmountain

Are you seriously suggesting that 15 yr olds today should be married, as a matter of course?


22 posted on 09/16/2013 8:33:04 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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