Hi guys! Christmas is here and instead of posting some holiday giveaway or promoting some materialistic stuff I decided to post something that really matters. I refuse to have a blog based just on materialism and capitalism because I am much more than that. I like nice clothing but I would love even more to live in a world where everyone has a chance to live their life the way they want. Just as I have.
Christmas time is truly beautiful time of year and we should be grateful for what we have. For the life that was given to us, that we are not hungry, sleep in soft bed, have a chance to educate ourselves. But at the same time we must realize that too many people in the world do not have the same as we do. This may be because they were unfortunate enough to be born in different culture, different part of the world. I love to watch documentaries about issues in the world and I came upon one about child marriages by Stephanie Sinclair which inspired me to try to raise avareness even if just in a few people. The fact that there are so many girls underaged and forced to marry an older man it is just heartbreaking. This ruins their chance to get education and later to be independent in that way, to have a chance for a normal childhood, they are more likely to be abused by their husband and they can not live life that they want because their husbands won't permit it. As much as we must respect other cultures, we must also see what is truly wrong with it. And if a child must get married to prevent the family from disgrace and poverty, we have to see a problem there.
One of the biggest fears of mine is that I will be misstreated just because I am a woman. And to hear that in some cultures this happens to a 15 year old girl is too much. I found this page GIRLS NOT BRIDES that is dealing with this matter and, you know, if you want to know more about this, check them out.
I want to thank you for reading this post and wish you a merry Christmas!