Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Real Male Ally

[TRIGGER WARNING: CHILD MARRIAGE]

I'm not a big fan of men calling themselves feminists, but I'll make an exception for this guy.

Turkish Photographer Beats Up Groom at Wedding Over Child Bride

Yeah. This is how you ally.

And really the only acceptable reaction to child marriage.

Hurriyet Daily News reports that Albayrak had been hired to photograph the July 5th wedding at Turgut Özal Nature Park in the eastern Turkish province of Malatya. On the day of, when he noticed that the bride-to-be didn’t look like an adult, he asked the groom her age and learned that she was only 15. 
“The groom had come to my studio some two weeks ago and was alone,” Albayrak tells the Daily News. “I saw the bride for the first time at the wedding. She’s a child, and I felt her fear because she was trembling.” 
Albayrak then reportedly refused to continue as the wedding photographer and attempted to stop the wedding.

Though actually, Albayrak didn't mean to beat up the guy.

The argument soon turned physical when the groom attacked him as he was attempting to leave, Albayrak says. The photographer ended up breaking the client’s nose in the fight, according to local reports.

This is also a great time to mention that while anybody getting married under 18 is illegal in Turkey, it's only illegal in two U.S. states. In all other states, girls can get married at 14, or even younger in all those states where no minimum age is even specified, with parental permission. Or with parents forcing them. Whatever.

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