Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.
applause for you omg
You know, it’s interesting: Just a few centuries ago in western society, teenage girls were sold and coerced into marrying before 16. Now, parents and society discourage and condemn sexually active teenage girls. It’s almost as if it’s about exerting control over young women—not genuinely worrying about their well-being. Who would have guessed?