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The Katipunan, officially known as the Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK; English: Supreme and Venerable Association of the Children of the Nation; Spanish: Suprema y Venerable Asociación de los Hijos del Pueblo), was a Philippine revolutionary society founded by anti-Spanish colonialism Filipinos in Manila in 1892; its primary goal was to gain independence from Spain through a revolution.

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[–]autotldrBOT 292 points293 points294 points  (8 children)

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 80%. (I'm a bot)

MANILA - Child marriage is now a public crime under a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Under the law, the facilitation and solemnization of child marriage and cohabitation of an adult with a child outside wedlock shall be declared "Unlawful and prohibited acts."

RA 11596 directs the Department of Social Welfare and Development to take the lead in the implementation of this Act and create programs that will address the prevalence of child marriage and provide appropriate services, including but not limited to legal services, health services, psychosocial services, counseling, educational, livelihood and skills development, temporary shelter, and all other assistance necessary to protect victims of child marriage and their offspring.

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[–]jt663 1898 points1899 points1900 points  (396 children)

According to data compiled by Anjali Tsui, Dan Nolan, and Chris Amico, who looked at almost 200,000 cases of child marriage from 2000-2015:
67% of the children were aged 17.
29% of the children were aged 16.
4% of the children were aged 15.
<1% of the children were aged 14 and under. There were 51 cases of 13-year-olds getting married, and 6 cases of 12-year-olds getting married.

Extreme examples include a case in 2010 in Idaho, where a 65-year-old man married a 17-year-old girl. In Alabama, a 74-year-old man married a 14-year-old girl, though the state has since raised its minimum age to 16. According to Unchained At Last, the youngest girls to marry in 2000-2010 were three Tennessee 10-year-old girls who married men aged 24, 25, and 31, respectively, in 2001. With the youngest boy to marry being an 11-year-old, who married a 27-year-old woman in Tennessee in 2006.

Had no idea.

[–]fredbrightfrog 20 points21 points22 points  (8 children)

Edgar Allan Poe married his 13 year old first cousin when he was 27.

His last poem "Annabel Lee" is fantastic and most think based on her life and death at 24 from tuberculosis. And then he died broke in a gutter before it was published.

Bit of a roller coaster.

[–]L6b1 17 points18 points19 points  (0 children)

Like child marriage, I think if more people realized it was possible to join the military at 17, they would be upset and want to change the laws. At 15, I dated a 17 year old Marine who had joined the day after he turned 17 and was off to bootcamp just a few days later. At 15, I thought it was so cool, 20 years later, I'm horrified that his parents signed off on that paperwork.

As for leaving the military, yes, like marriage, you should be able to tap out if needed.

I hope you're happier in the Great White North.

[–]shiva_me_timbers 5 points6 points7 points  (1 child)

Add in can't vote too.

Though honestly, as someone who got married at 18 and was divorced by 20, I feel like even 18 is too young. However, I also won't tell anyone else what do to do with their life. I will advise though and give reason for my values on the topic. In doing so already I have prevented someone extremely important to me to call off an engagement to someone who was abusive. And another who was marrying so soon just for the BAH, they split up less than a year later. Both of them were between 18-21. Marriage is a big step, and it's a pain to go through divorce. If you really love each other you don't need a paper from the government to say so.

Not saying all young marriage end quickly or badly. Though I'm sure it's a lot more common then individuals who marry a bit later in life after some life experiences.

[–]SpittinTruthOnly 5 points6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah, military service fucks you up worse than most things.

21 should be the minimum in the US as it's also the legal drinking age.

Training can start before that but full legally binding contracts and potentially lethal missions should only start at 21.

[–]CharismaStatOfOne 12 points13 points14 points  (4 children)

It is useful for us who have to weigh up the severity of the relationship.

It's not enough to just outright ban child marriage, we need to educate those living in societies where it's normal that it is immoral and why, and help the children who need to be removed from those situations.

When we want to accurately help an abused child we need to be able to understand what might be going on for them and to what extent are they even aware about the abuse.

[–]Chippopotanuse 90 points91 points92 points  (17 children)

Funny how the super young teenagers getting married aren’t doing some “my cousin vinny” 18 year old marrying a 16 year old thing.

It’s either senile old fucking rapists who are in their 70’s, who somehow convinced a parent to (sell?) their daughter to them for a “marriage” or predatory guys in their late 20’s/early 30’s who need a naive high school dropout to rape.

All of it needs to stop ASAP.

[–]WTFwhatthehell 9 points10 points11 points  (0 children)

There's definitely some creepy old men in there.

But the other thing to keep in mind is that a vast fraction of 17 year olds getting married are just getting to married to other 17 year olds, 18 year olds and 19 year olds.

Whenever someone just quotes total numbers without mentioning how many are marrying people within a couple of years of their age it's safe to assume they're trying to get a big scandalous number.

[–]defendingfaithx 58 points59 points60 points  (14 children)

Divorce illegal everywhere there?

Yes. It’s because the country—and by extent, its cultures, values, and laws—are largely influenced by Catholicism and the opinions of the Church. Hell, we even make it a point of pride to be (apparently) one of the most devout Catholic countries in the world after The Vatican.

Quite ironic since the country is supposed to be secular, at least on paper…