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what will happen to arranged marriages if women get their own jobs and money?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
I know a number...: ...Of successful career women who are happy in arranged marriages that they themselves had a role in arranging. The relationship can change and become more equal between the two spouses, but the mechanism for selecting a spouse does not have to disappear with that change.
Answered on Nov 27, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hopefully stop: Forced marriage is as much a crime against humanity as the oppression that has prevented women from getting their own jobs and money in the first place. My traditional-minded colleagues are free to point out examples that are successful; in many traditional societies, an unwanted arranged marriage by a girl with no resources is the most common overall cause of suicide. It's simply wrong.
Answered on Jan 1, 2015
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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I'm not being "multiculturally insensitive". No reasonable person questions the value of one's parents' input on one's choice of a life partner. No decent person feels anything beyond horror and disgust when shown the realities of forced marriage in Afghanistan NEJM May 22, 2008.
Dec 30, 2014

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