THE AGONY OF A WOMAN

JANEKALU
Posted July 2, 2015 from Nigeria

Born at a time, when parents impose marriage on their children irrespective of their age.

This girl, was married off against her wish at eleven years. To a man old enough to be her father.

The girl was given out to early marriage because the father felt that the place of a woman should be in her husband kitchen. This notion will only save the selfish interest of the father, in a bid to avoid shouldering the God given responsibility of taking care of the girl education.

This man was forced into this ugly situation because he had more children than he can train.

The society made it impossible for the girl to have any say to whom she married. Infant! it was considered a taboo to objects to a “Chosen” suitor. The husband who was considered rich enough to carter for the girl and her parents, later could not live up to the reason the marriage was contracted.

When the father realized that the man was not bringing money to them, he instigated his daughter into walking out of the marriage with a son who was barely two years.

While in her fathers house, she became a financial burden and was quickly married off again. WHAT A LIFE!! TWO HUSBANDS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE.

She had two children for the new husband .The presence of the first son became a challenge to the husband who finally instigated his one children against the first child of the lady. The children grow up to see themselves as enemy and not siblings OH!THE PAIN OF A WOMAN.

Both the children and husband talk down on the woman calling her all manner of names.

THE PAIN OF A WOMAN.

The woman just died as a result of health attack .ALL BECAUSE SHE HAD NO VOICE TO SPEAK

I MUST SPEAK FOR MYSELF NO BODY SPEAKS FOR ME.

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Vicki S
Jul 02, 2015
Jul 02, 2015

Thank you for sharing.  Some of us are fortunate to be in a position where women have now have choices.  Keep speaking out so that someday it can be like that for all.

dhicks33
Jul 02, 2015
Jul 02, 2015

I am blown away by your story, while at the same time wondering what this life must be like.  To grow up in a society that tolerates such abuse on a little girl is sad. To be sold to the highest earner or bidder is heart breaking. It doesn't sound as if this young lady had a chance in life.  What do you do in this area to empower women to stand up and fight against this type of abuse?  Is there a fight going on today?  Her children as victim to this circumstance,  treated as not brothers but eneminies, there must be a better way.  I will remember this story for quite a while, good luck with your future.

JANEKALU
Jul 03, 2015
Jul 03, 2015

Thanks Dhicks33

Yes, that is why we are speaking out. We Africans are victoms .

Makhucher
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

Wow, what a true reflection of the agony endured by young women and girls in a society that dehumanizes them. Indeed the struggle continues to emancipate girls and women to an extent where they are not victims but victors in society and to an extent whey they have a voice as early as child birth

JANEKALU
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

Dear Makhucher,

Indeed" The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream"