#ChildNotBrideMy offline schedule is so tight these days I can't find even a second to blog during the day, that's why I resorted to blogging very late at night. However, this is just for this time. Very soon I'd be free to start our normal blogging. I started a post on the child bride issue last night but couldn't publish cos it's still incomplete. Do Not Relent, Let us all sign the petition.
This country belongs to us all and no one should push that down our throats. I can't imagine my babies getting married at 12, are they done with WAEC and JAMB?
I can't imagine my precious daughter being sold out when she should be
doing JS one in Junior Secondary School. Becoming of no value to the society at large, being incapacitated from contributing to humanity. Being disqualified from fulfilling her vision and purpose in this life. Having nothing to contribute to life, nothing other than make babies and cook meals for a man.
I can't imagine my child leaving me at 12 to become someone's property and to be looked upon as a liability.
I can't imagine these kids I'm ready to do anything for getting VVF because a man old enough to be her grandfather is tearing her up to donate sperm and start producing babies.
Thinking of it alone gives me the creeps. #ISeeGooseBumps.
I can't imagine my 12 year old in a labour room pushing out a baby. WHAT?
I just can't imagine my 10 year old beginning to think of how she'd get married in 2 years.
I can't imagine my 12 year old that should be learning how to strap a bra, should be rehearsing how to wear a sanitary pad, becoming a parent to another human being.
I can't imagine my 12 year old struggling to please a callous old man somewhere. Being saddled with the responsibilities of marriage and family life?
In this age and time, where is our conscience?
A 12 year old is still a #ChildNotBride.
I just signed the petition "United Nations: Stop The Nigerian Senate From Making Under-Age Marriage The Law!" on Change.org.
It's important. Will you sign it too? Sign HERE