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  • Germany mulls stricter child marriage laws

    06/13/2016 5:29:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 13 Jun 2016 12:56 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    With hundreds of cases of child brides reportedly coming to Germany among recently arrived refugees, German politicians are considering tightening the rules. Authorities have registered hundreds of cases of children being married to adults before they arrive as refugees in Germany, Bild reported on Saturday. In nearly all of the cases, underage girls had already been married in their homelands to grown men. …
  • Child Brides Break Down When Forced to Marry Police looking for parents who are on the run

    04/23/2016 7:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, April 22, 2016
    Police looking for parents who are on the runChild brides break down in tears as they are forced to marry boys of mass Indian wedding ceremony. (YouTube) A mass child marriage ceremony has been captured on camera - showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed. In the video that has been circulated on social media, a girl of around 10-years-old is seen crying and pleading for help as her father as he rags her to the ceremony. In another clip a priest - conducting the Hindu ritual - is also seen scolding the children for crying. In...
  • Child brides sometimes tolerated in Nordic asylum centers despite bans

    04/21/2016 7:48:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    .reuters ^ | 4/21/2016 | Alister Doyle
    Some child brides are living with older husbands in asylum centers in Scandinavia, triggering a furor about lapses in protection for girls in nations that ban child marriage. Authorities have let girls stay with their partners, believing it is less traumatic for them than forced separation after fleeing wars. These issues have caused unease in Scandinavia, where authorities risk complicity in child abuse. "Minors seeking asylum are in a difficult situation where they have left their homeland, family and friends, and the partner they have traveled with can be the only person they know and trust in Norway," said Heidi...
  • The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis: Child Brides

    02/29/2016 5:01:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | February 29, 2016 | Abigail R. Esman
    The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis: Child Brides Why not make a problem worse by ignoring it? February 29, 2016 Abigail R. Esman Reprinted from The Investigative Project on Terrorism. While the West debates the humanitarian problem of Syrian refugees flooding across its borders, the discussions repeatedly turn to the dangers they might pose: what if there are terrorists among them? How can we be sure? How can we save those in need of saving and still be safe ourselves? Yet for many of these refugees, married off against their will, the terror has already begun. They are 11 and...
  • Dalia Mogahed: Mainstreaming Islamic Oppression

    01/15/2016 3:29:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | January 15, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Dalia Mogahed, formerly Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs, appeared on Trevor Noah’s sinking-like-a-stone Daily Show last week, to explain to a worshipful Noah and an adoring audience that the hijab represented nothing more or less than the “privatization of women’s sexuality” – and who on earth but the most benighted lout could possibly be against that? The burning outrage of Mogahed’s words was probably missed by most Daily Show viewers. It should not be missed by FrontPage readers.
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 5:00:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | November 18, 2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves  Why a British filmmaker removed a heroine nun from his film about her work rescuing Yazidi and Christian girls. November 18, 2015 Phyllis Chesler    Western “political correctness” about Islam has not only led to terrorist attacks in European, Israeli, and American cities—but it has now also led to the cruel abandonment of the Yazidi and Christian sex slaves still being tortured by ISIS. In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm...

    10/24/2015 4:49:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is what "European values" now look like. The millions of Muslim migrants invading Europe under the guise of refugees are making the abuse of children into the new normal. If you want to know where the Muslim sex grooming scandals of the UK in which thousands of young girls were raped come from, it's down to religion and culture. ... Dutch asylum centres are reportedly housing 20 child brides aged between 13 and 15, while three a week on average are arriving to the country. The brides were granted legal permission to join their older partners after the country...
  • Migrant crisis: Dutch alarm over child brides from Syria

    10/20/2015 1:06:33 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 14 replies
    BBCNEWS/TheHague ^ | October 20. 2015 | Anna Holligan
    A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from a Dutch asylum centre. Police say Fatema Alkasem was nine months pregnant and may be in need of medical care. She is also thought to be a "child bride", and her case has highlighted the problem that the Netherlands faces in providing asylum for girls who married in Syria but are below the Dutch age of consent. The government in The Hague is rushing to close a loophole in the asylum law which has so far allowed child brides to be reunited with their husbands in the Netherlands. The practice has inflamed debate...
  • Apparently there's an 'ISIS husband' catalog out there so child brides can select a terrorist

    07/07/2015 5:43:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Robert Laurie
    Creepy: These are the people who - if you dare to criticize their barbaric, stone-age, existence - will snicker as their liberal American sympathizers label you a racist. Back in February, you may have heard the story of three British girls who tricked their families, headed for the airport, and hopped a plane to Turkey. From there they headed to Syria and straight into the waiting arms of ISIS. When we say “waiting arms” it’s not just a figure of speech either. We now know that two of the young girls are married to fine, upstanding, Islamic radicals. As the...
  • Saudi religious leader OKs rape of children

    01/05/2015 4:09:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/3/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the kingdom’s top religious authority in the ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam, has ruled it’s acceptable for men to marry girls so young the West would deem it nothing short of pedophilia and rape. Despite the Saudi justice ministry’s failed efforts to date to set 15 as a minimum age to marry a girl in the kingdom, Grand Mufti Abdulaziz declared there is nothing prohibiting Muslim men from marrying girls even younger. As Grand Mufti, Abdulaziz is president of the Supreme Council of Ulema (Islamic scholars) and chairman of...
  • Australia's '60 Minutes': Forced Marriage (child brides)

    06/30/2014 2:52:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Australia's 60 Minutes on Channel Nine ^ | June 29, 2014 | Steven Burling, Steve Jackson, Liz Hayes
    Forced Marriage: An extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding [aka Islamic cultural pedophilia]"60 Minutes", the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. An Australian program called “60 Minutes” on the Channel Nine Network (similar to US 60 minutes) aired a report on child brides (aka pedophilia) titled “Forced Marriage” (note the tempered semantic conceals the pedophile nature of child brides)Forced MarriageThis Sunday the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. 13-year-old Rania Farrah was supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime, a tour of historic Egypt with her older brother. Instead, the...
  • Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9

    04/10/2014 4:11:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/10/2014 | TERRENCE MCCOY
    Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains. Upon their fathers’ orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to strangers and rivals alike to resolve tribal disputes or incur favor.But in the mid-1970s, such acts — called “fasliyah” — were prohibited as the nation moved toward secularization and modernity.“This decree [banning fasliyah] constituted the first step toward a civilized Iraqi community,” reports the Middle East publication Al-Monitor, “which would put an end to the failures of the tribal… society.”In the years that followed, rates of child marriage plummeted. By 1997, only 15 percent of...
  • Former Georgia Tech professor found guilty in child porn case (Saudi)

    02/06/2014 3:31:39 PM PST · by csvset · 22 replies ^ | Feb. 6, 2014 | Michelle E. Shaw
    A former Georgia Tech associate professor has been found guilty of 76 counts of sexual exploitation of children. Faiz Al-Khayyal was convicted by a jury Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court and will be sentenced at a later date. “Possession of child pornography is a heinous crime that exploits the most vulnerable members of our society,” Attorney General Sam Olens said in a news release.
  • 8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

    09/09/2013 1:57:53 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/9/13
    HARDH, Yemen, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- An 8-year-old Yemeni girl died from internal injuries on the first night of her marriage to a man more than five times her age, Kuwaiti daily Al Watan reported. The girl, identified only by the name Rawan, died in Hardh in the governorate of Hajjah in northwestern Yemen, the newspaper reported Sunday. She died after suffering a tear to her genitals and severe bleeding, Gulf News reported. Yemeni and Kuwaiti activists have called for police to arrest the girl's husband and family and to put an end to the practice of marrying young girls,...
  • 11 Year Old Yemeni Girl on Forced Marriage: I'd Rather Kill Myself

    07/23/2013 4:58:23 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    11 Year Old Yemeni Girl on Forced Marriage: I'd Rather Kill Myself
  • UK Muslim Paedophile Rings Are an Epidemic

    06/03/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 June 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The Russian TV channel RT is, as usual, doing something right and something wrong, often in the same breath. Two days ago I saw its broadcast on the anti-Islam backlash in the UK following the brutal beheading of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, East London. In it they mentioned graffiti on mosques, attacks on Muslims and protest marches by the English Defence League (EDL), whose images were shown. Even in me, despite my distrust for the mainstrean, socio-communist media, they created a subliminal, temporary association between the first two, which are criminal acts, and the third, which is lawful exercise...
  • Sexual Jihad’ Fatwa Urges ‘Temporary Marriages’ for Syrian Rebels

    04/01/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Reports about a fatwa urging young girls to travel to Syria to provide sexual services for jihadist rebels are causing a stir in Tunisia, while also drawing attention to the Islamic concept – little-known in the West and controversial among Muslims themselves – of “temporary marriage.” Girls as young as 14 are counted as eligible for the “sexual jihad,” and around a dozen young Tunisians are believed to have taken up the call, attributed to an influential Saudi scholar, Sheikh Mohamed al-Arifi. The pan-Arabic Al-Hayat newspaper reported this week that a video circulating on social media sites in...
  • Syria's refugee brides:'My daughter is willing to sacrifice herself for her family'

    03/22/2013 7:08:21 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 | Hamida Ghafour
    ... “She is tall and pretty,” she tells Um Majed. “She finished the seventh grade.” “There is one available. He is Saudi,” Um Majed answers. This is what Nezar wants to hear. Saudis, flush with petrodollars, will pay well. She has high hopes for this Saudi. Photos View gallery zoom So does Um Majed who will earn a $287 fee if the two sides agree to the match. Um Majed, 28, is also a Syrian refugee, a former housewife from Homs. Um Majed isn’t her actual name but a respectable Arab moniker meaning ‘mother of Majed,’ her young son. She...
  • The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child Brides

    02/01/2013 5:33:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child BridesPosted By Frank Crimi On February 1, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A growing legion of Muslim men from the Mideast and Europe are scouring Syrian refugee camps in order to purchase underage girls, some as young as 12, as child brides, many of whom end up being sold for use in temporary “pleasure marriages.”For most of the Syrian women and girls who have fled the genocidal horrors of Syria’s civil war, rape — whether by pro-government or rebel forces – has been...
  • Outrage as Egypt plans 'farewell intercourse law' so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives

    04/26/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/26/2012 | Lee Moran
    Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament. It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment. Egypt's National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that 'marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development'. Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian...
  • Forced marriage: Girl aged five among 400 minors helped

    03/30/2012 3:49:41 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/30/2012 | BBC News
    A five-year-old girl is thought to have become the UK's youngest victim of forced marriage. She was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the government's Forced Marriage Unit in the last year. The figures have emerged as the public consultation into criminalising forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland comes to an end. Amy Cumming, joint head of the Forced Marriage Unit, said 29% of the cases it dealt with last year involved minors. "The youngest of these was actually five years old, so there are children involved in the practice across the school age range," she...
  • RCMP prepare to visit U.S. as part of polygamy investigation (more fLDS fallout)

    08/10/2011 9:29:26 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 22 replies
    CTV News ^ | Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011 8:24 PM ET | The Canadian Press
    RCMP prepare to visit U.S. as part of polygamy investigation The Canadian Press Date: Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011 8:24 PM ET VANCOUVER — The RCMP is preparing to head to Texas to look for more than two dozen brides from Bountiful, B.C., who were allegedly sent across the border as teens to marry older men, including a polygamous leader now facing a life sentence for sexually assaulting two teenage girls. The Mounties launched a new criminal investigation into Bountiful earlier this year after a constitutional case examining Canada's anti-polygamy law heard allegations of cross-border marriages in the 1990s and early...
  • Child bride, 13, dies of internal injuries four days after arranged marriage in Yemen

    04/10/2010 4:15:13 AM PDT · by malkee · 16 replies · 12,102+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 10.2010 | mail foreign service
    A 13-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal injuries four days after a family-arranged marriage to a man almost twice her age, a human rights group said. Ilham Mahdi al Assi died last Friday in a hospital in Yemen's Hajja province, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said, quoting a medical report. She was married the previous Monday in a traditional arrangement known as a 'swap marriage', in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said. Sigrid Kaag, regional director for UNICEF, said in a statement that the United Nations child agency was...
  • Immigration: 'Child bride' loophole can't be closed

    03/11/2010 6:24:50 PM PST · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 407+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 11, 2010 | Tom Godfrey
    Federal immigration officials say there’s little they can do to stop “child brides” from being sponsored into Canada by much older husbands who wed them in arranged marriages abroad. Top immigration officials in Canada and Pakistan say all they can do is reject the sponsorships of husbands trying to bring their child-brides to Canada. The men have to reapply when the bride turns 16. The marriages are permitted under Sharia Law. Muslim men, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, return to their homeland to wed a “child bride” in an arranged marriage in which a dowry is given to...
  • Divorced Before Puberty

    03/04/2010 4:17:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies · 943+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3-4-10 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    It’s hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcées — or braver ones — than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali. Nujood is a Yemeni girl, and it’s no coincidence that Yemen abounds both in child brides and in terrorists (and now, thanks to Nujood, children who have been divorced). Societies that repress women tend to be prone to violence. For Nujood, the nightmare began at age 10 when her family told her that she would be marrying a deliveryman in his 30s. Although Nujood’s mother was unhappy, she did not protest. “In our country it’s the...

    09/25/2009 8:17:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 2,013+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | 8/7/2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    A gala event has occurred in Gaza. Hamas sponsored a mass wedding for four hundred and fifty couples. Most of the grooms were in their mid to late twenties; most of brides were under ten. Muslim dignitaries including Mahmud Zahar, a leader of Hamas, were on hand to congratulate the couples who took part in the carefully staged celebration. “We are saying to the world and to America that you cannot deny us joy and happiness,” Zahar told the grooms, all of whom were dressed in identical black suits and hailed from the nearby Jabalia refugee camp. Each groom received...
  • Newlywed law keeps couple an ocean apart

    09/10/2009 6:38:39 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 630+ views ^ | 9-10-2009 | Joanna Smith
    A 19-year-old Canadian must wait two years before she can return to the United Kingdom to be reunited with her husband after a law meant to protect vulnerable young women from forced marriage helped tear them apart. The newlyweds have become the unintended victims of changes to British immigration law meant to discourage Britons and their families from bringing young, unwilling brides from overseas and forcing them into often abusive marriages.She entered the country on a six-month visa with plans to leave again a month later, but she fell in love and decided to marry and begin a life in...
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 41 replies · 1,683+ views ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • Rising Criticism of Child Bride Marriages in Saudi Arabia

    03/07/2009 3:23:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 596+ views
    MEMRI.ORG - Inquiry and Analysis - No. 502 ^ | March 8, 2009 | By: Y. Admon
    Introduction The Saudi press has lately been discussing the custom of child bride marriage, especially cases of middle-aged or elderly men taking prepubescent girls for their wives. The religious justification for this custom, which has been prevalent in Saudi Arabia and in many Muslim societies since the early Islamic era, is that the Prophet Muhammad married his wife 'Aisha when she was only six years old. Recent press reports on child bride marriage in Saudi Arabia sparked a wave of criticism among columnists and social activists, who called for abolishing the custom and for setting a minimum age for marriage...
  • Judge grants restraining order requested by FLDS spokesman

    07/10/2008 12:25:11 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 66 replies · 139+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | July 9, 2008 | Brooke Adams
    A Washington County judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order and injunction sought by a polygamous sect spokesman, who is accusing a Cedar City investigator of harassment. Fifth District Judge G. Rand Beacham set a hearing for July 23 on the action sought by Willie Jessop. Jessop, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, filed the request against private investigator Sam Brower on Tuesday. He claims Brower has a "long history of following and photographing FLDS members," often leading to confrontations, and has engaged in a "pattern of continual harassment" that includes making...
  • Saudi Marriage Officiant : 'It Is Allowed To Marry A Girl At The Age Of One'.

    06/24/2008 10:33:19 PM PDT · by robomatik · 21 replies · 241+ views ^ | 6/19/2008 | unk.
    Aired on LBC TV (Lebanon) - June 19, 2008 - 00:03:08 : Dr. Ahmad Al-Mub'i, a Saudi Marriage Officiant: It Is Allowed to Marry a Girl at the Age of One, If Sex Is postponed. The Prophet Muhammad, Whose Model We Follow, Married 'Aisha When She Was Six and Had Sex with Her When She Was Nine : (excerpts) Dr. Ahmad Al-Mu'bi: Marriage is actually two things: First we are talking about the marriage contract itself. This is one thing, while consummating the marriage – having sex with the wife for the first time – is another thing. There is...
  • On the Lam With Warren Jeffs

    04/28/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 24 replies · 311+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 04/28/2008 | Brooke Adams
    On the lam with Warren Jeffs A single misstep and Musser's world comes apart By Brooke Adams ©2007, The Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated:04/28/2008 03:36:12 PM MDT     Story originally published April 29, 2007     For seven months, Wendell Musser served in Warren S. Jeffs' inner circle, working as a courier and family caretaker for wives of the fugitive polygamous sect leader. Musser's clandestine "mission" had a story line drawn from a spy novel. There were midnight rides to secret locations; shifting hideouts; disposable phones; high-tech tracking equipment; a fleet of expensive vehicles; disguises.     There...
  • Eight-Year-Old Wife Wins Divorce

    04/16/2008 11:31:19 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 24 replies · 84+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | April 16 ,2008 | Staff
    A YEMENI court has granted a divorce to an eight-year-old girl whose unemployed father forced her into an arranged marriage. "I am happy that I am divorced now. I will be able to go back to school,'' Nojud Mohammed Ali said, after a public hearing in Sanaa's court of first instance. Her former husband, 28-year-old Faez Ali Thameur, said he married the child "with her consent and that of her parents'' but that he did not object to her divorce petition. In response to a question from Judge Mohammed al-Qadhi, he acknowledged that the "marriage was consummated, but I did...
  • Child brides 'sold' in Afghanistan

    04/16/2008 5:04:21 AM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 10 replies · 97+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 15th 2008 | BBC
    In northern Afghanistan it appears some parents are being driven by poverty and hunger to marry off their daughters at an early age.
  • Arkansas Law Allowing Children to Wed Proves Embarrassing

    08/22/2007 8:18:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 276+ views
    azconservative ^ | 19 Aug 2007 | John Semmens
    In a well-intended bid to make the state’s laws more accommodating to cultural diversity, the Arkansas Legislature passed a bill that allows Arkansans of any age — even infants — to marry if their parents agree. The bill’s sponsor Representative Will Bond (D-Jacksonville) said “An arranged marriage between children or even between a child and an adult is a common feature in many cultures. With a growing Muslim contingent in our state we felt we needed to be sensitive to these different cultural norms.” Many who voted for the legislation admitted that they had not carefully read it. “I thought...
  • Is it acceptable to marry a girl who has not yet started her menses? (Islam)

    06/23/2003 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Salman · 122 replies · 2,374+ views
    Islam Q & A ^ | 23 June 2003 | Answers supervised by Shaikh M. S. Al-Munajjid
    Question: I have not yet reached the age of puberty. Is it correct that a girl could get married before her menses start, or is that just a traditional myth?. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Marriage to a young girl before she reaches puberty is permissible according to sharee’ah, and it was narrated that there was scholarly consensus on this point. 1 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And those of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the ‘Iddah (prescribed period), if you have doubt (about their periods), is three months;...