A FATHER’S CONSENT TO THE MARRIAGE OF HIS MINOR DAUGHTER: FEMINISM AND ULTICULTURALISM IN JEWISH LAW


  
Abstract

  The marriage of minor daughters in conservative societies stems from a stereotypic outlook that a woman’s place is in her home, and her main roles in life are childbearing and her contribution to the growth and education of her children. In addition, conservative societies use the marriage of minor daughters as an act of control. It is an attempt to control the sexuality of young females. Minor females are encouraged to marry at a young age, and sometimes marriage is imposed upon them in an attempt to create a safeguard against undesirable sexual relations performed outside the legitimate boundaries of marriage. This Article highlights the four major stages of development of Jewish rules regarding the marriage of minor daughters. 

Source
http://lawweb.usc.edu/why/students/orgs/rlsj/assets/docs/issue_18/Kaplan_1A_r%28MACRO2%29.pdf
Author

YEHIEL S. KAPLAN

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

Jewish Law and Family Law, University of Haifa, Israel

Year Of Publication

2009