Arranged Marriage

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I strongly disagree with the whole concept of arranged marriages. I believe all men and women should have the freedom to choose whom they marry, and it should not be left up to anyone but themselves. Whether it is relatives making previous plans, people getting in trouble with the law, or another reason that might be against a person’s own will, I see that as terribly wrong and against anything I’ve ever been taught. I think the emotional toll it can take on women is completely unfair, as they don’t have a choice and, as said by a young woman in the Junior Scholastic article Marriage-or Else, 2011 “Every time they could, they found an excuse to beat me.” That statement shows me that violence can be evident in arranged marriage, which is a concern of mine. According to New York Times, 1995, not only are most women in arranged marriages forced into something they might not be up to, they can be thrown into a life of violence and torture. The thought of someone having to go through a violent relationship, which they didn’t even get to choose themselves, makes me sick. The fact that a woman’s fate can be laying in someone else’s hands and she can’t do anything about it makes me question the sanity of today’s society. The big thing that makes me think arranged marriages are wrong is that I couldn’t imagine having to live a life that wasn’t one that I chose to live. Because I’ve always lived in an environment where I get to make most of my own choices, when it comes to seeing the situation through a different light it’s nearly unimaginable to me. In my opinion, there should be a law against arranged marriages that the women do not agree with. The bad part about trying to stop it is that it happens all around the world. According to the... ... middle of paper ... ...r good. Works Cited New York Times. "Arranged Marriages.(Home Desk)(Letter to the editor)." Global Issues in Context 18 May 1995: n. pag. Regina Caothlic Schools-Resources Online. Web. 1 Sept. 2014. New Internationalist. "A Prisoner in the House." General Reference Center Gold. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. . Nordland, Rod, and Alissa J. Rubin. "Marriage- or Else." Junior Scholastic .3.The New York Times (2011): 3. Print. New York Times. "Arranged Marriages.(Home Desk)(Letter to the editor)." Global Issues in Context 18 May 1995: n. pag. Regina Caothlic Schools-Resources Online. Web. 1 Sept. 2014.

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