Everybody involved with this case is stunned that the twelve-year-old Saudi girl would drop the application for a divorce from her 80-year-old husband that her father sold her to.
I've got a pretty good idea why she dropped the appeal, unlike most of those involved. Y'see, her male genetic donor sold her to her husband for not quite $23,000. That makes her, in the eyes of the men in the area, her pedophile husband's property. If she gets the divorce, that means that her male genetic donor might have to give the money back, but almost certainly will kill her to repair his honor. And since she's twelve, and female, she'll be handed back to her father's ownership, which would make it simplicity itself to repair his "honor."
Seriously. This culture needs to be wiped--violently, if necessary--from the face of the earth.
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