pulitzercenter:

In 2014, almost a third of Syrian refugee brides in Jordan have been under the age of 18, as reported in New York Times on September 13, 2014. Early marriage often keeps girls from finishing their education, but it’s a price that refugee families are willing to pay to decrease their daughters’ risk of sexual harassment or rape in a region with unenforced law.
Syrian refugees are just one of several groups facing high rates of child marriage. Pulitzer Center grantee Stephanie Sinclair has spent almost a decade investigating the phenomenon, reporting from India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia.
“In almost every situation, I wanted to take the girl, throw her over my shoulder and get her out of there,” Stephanie wrote. “But I learned it is much more complicated than that.”

pulitzercenter:

In 2014, almost a third of Syrian refugee brides in Jordan have been under the age of 18, as reported in New York Times on September 13, 2014. Early marriage often keeps girls from finishing their education, but it’s a price that refugee families are willing to pay to decrease their daughters’ risk of sexual harassment or rape in a region with unenforced law.

Syrian refugees are just one of several groups facing high rates of child marriage. Pulitzer Center grantee Stephanie Sinclair has spent almost a decade investigating the phenomenon, reporting from India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia.

“In almost every situation, I wanted to take the girl, throw her over my shoulder and get her out of there,” Stephanie wrote. “But I learned it is much more complicated than that.”

(Source: humortrain, via death-by-lulz)

android18:

miranda cosgrove stands uncomfortably against a wall while two angry lesbians have an argument

android18:

miranda cosgrove stands uncomfortably against a wall while two angry lesbians have an argument

(Source: maryjblige, via asian)

  • Me: I'd like a Coke.
  • Waiter: is Pepsi okay?
  • Me: yeah, she's fine. the surgery went well and she's looking at a full recovery.
  • Waiter: fantastic. I can't wait to see you two drop by here again. she's a nice gal even though she's got an odd name. I'll bring your Coke around in just a moment.
frappuccino:

Same spice, just add ice. Meet the real Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino.

frappuccino:

Same spice, just add ice. Meet the real Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino.

macbethlab:

story of his life

macbethlab:

story of his life

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