3 year old appointed living goddess

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  1. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081007/ap_on_re_as/as_nepal_living_goddess

    I don't think this is right. I know it is their tradition and part of the culture but taking a 3 year old from her family and isolating her for most of her childhood? Forcing her to spend a night alone in the dark with severed animal heads? It's very upsetting to me. If this was done here, they would be locked up for abuse.
     
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  3. CASuzk

    CASuzk New Member

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    Even worse, once she has her first period, she's out. Many of these girls become prostitutes.
     
  4. sleuthin4fun

    sleuthin4fun New Member

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    What a hard life. It also says that many of these young girls never marry because it is believed that the man who marrys her will die young. This is sad!
     
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    believe09 New Member

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    Corny to read, I know, but I have always considered my children to be divine...:rolleyes:
     
  6. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    Why can't she continue to be a "living goddess" after reaching puberty? Seems like if you're a goddesss, you should be a goddess for life.
     
  7. CASuzk

    CASuzk New Member

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    Nope. Any bleeding, even from a cut or lost tooth, removes her from goddess status. They do get a small pension when they leave.
     
  8. CaliKid

    CaliKid Former Member

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    Charming ritual. Poor kid.
     
  9. jantel74

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    Wow! That is awful. I would seriously hurt someone that tried to put my daughter in that kind of situation.
     

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