Originally posted by Rehanism
Originally posted by Aya.AIDS is caused mainly due to unsafe sex and not homosexuality per se. If homosexuals practice safe sex, they are safe. Without safety measures, heteros are as much vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Its true that AIDS have been detected among homosexuals in large numbers but that is largely because of the fact that the societies deny medical and psychological help to homosexuals. If there is proper sex education and doctors and NGOs openly instruct homosexuals on safe sex, there is no reason for them to contract HIV/AIDS.
Serious illness like AIDS/HIV, but hey who am I talking to ?
Polygamy is equal & fair if BOTH parties are happy with it !
Again, a 60 year old & a teen if BOTH parties are happy with it !
If a guy can fall for a guy, you think a teenager can't fall for an old man or vice versa ? What happened to love & can't control your so called feelings ? You're delusional !
Polygamy is unfair and unequal because it gives one gender greater right over another. It doesn't treat both genders with equality and thus violates human rights. Secondly, as I had said in another thread, societies that sanction polygamy are misogynistic and patriarchal to the core where women have no higher place than domestic cattle and they are completely dependent on menfolk and hence their consent is hardly a consent. Besides, there is a fear of incurring God's wrath since polygamy is a God sanctioned practice in Islam. So few would dare to speak against it - infact most would defend it, just as you are trying to do. Will any educated and independent person, without any religious inclination, belonging to a liberal society consent to multiple marriage of his/her spouse?
Pedophilia is a crime. An underage girl is incapable of providing consent and that is why it is called statutory rape in most civilized laws. We have something called age of consent which is a requisite to determine whether a sexual intercourse is rape or not. Most doctors agree that children under the age of 15-17 [completion of puberty, i.e.] are unfit for any sexual intercourse and hence if an adult has a sex with a child below the age of consent he/she is technically a rapist. But I completely understand why you are so defensive on this matter.
Lastly, did you bother to read any of those articles that I had posted? Never mind. I know the answer.
@blue - BINGO ! Enough said .
@red - Almost everywhere in the world, girls under the age of 18 are pregnant by 20/30 year old men ! What do you have to say about that smart one ? ; )
Get one thing clear, polygamy in Islam solves many of the social problems we see everyday in west . No women is forced to marry a man who already has a wife, nor is she forced to stay with her husband if he decides to marry another one, but if he talks to her about it & she's fine with it then he can ! There are many single women out there who are willing to marry a guy who has 2/3 wives, as long as he is fair and a good husband and father ! My cousin is married to a guy who has a 2nd wife, and she is ok with it, because he completes her every needs ! so, don't tell me it's wrong ! Girls are forced to marry only in India, because they are poor and they have low social status compared to men . That is why you hear of torture being done to them in many ways all the time (forced abortion, abuse, acid thrown on them) .
So, there are rules ! A guy can't just marry 4 women like that ! Where else, in the west, you can play around with so many girls & get away with it ! Human rights much ? HA !
Polygamy is also fine, because they're unmarried women who can't find husbands & widows who need help . Plus, the population of women is higher than men, so if every man found a partner, then a lot of women would be left without the opportunity to marry .
In the west it is illegal to have more than one wife, but you can have as much mistresses as you want, without fear of prosecution . Wow ! that really sounds "fair" enough, doesn't it ?
Miss so called human rights !
Edited by Aya. - 22 July 2012 at 4:12am