View Poll Results: Marraiges with large age gaps should be banned

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Thread: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Of course it's transparent. This is a mockery of a certain group who's arguments rest on "but it's icky!"
    Those people deserve to be mocked. They have a stupid argument.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Where did you read that her parents didn't give permission?
    Her mother actually did give permission. I remember when this happened.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Meh, my husband is 18 years older than me, but I don't find it icky. Not at all. In fact, We've been together for almost 19 years, and are in love just as much now as we were 19 years ago.

    You can't put limitations on who you're going to fall in love with. Black, white, purple, same sex, donkeys (sorry, was reading another thread....) -- true love is hard enough as it is without putting stupid limitations on who you can, or cannot fall in love with.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They were married a few years ago and are already divorced.
    True, but that's not the point. Also, allegedly they're back together.

    Anywho, this isn't about where they went, it's about the function of icky-iness, they are just a good example.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To the bolded- I call bull****. I have never considered myself a second class citizen, and would never put up with being treated as such. I don't consider myself superior to a man, but certainly not inferior either.
    Just because YOU have never experienced discrimination, it does not mean that it doesn't happen.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Just because YOU have never experienced discrimination, it does not mean that it doesn't happen.
    Of course it happens. That doesn't mean a woman must respond to it as such, or act as if it's legitimate. One of the reasons people get treated poorly (and it happens to men as well) is because they don't demand otherwise. In this day and time, if you let someone walk on you, then don't be surprised that they do.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Of course it happens. That doesn't mean a woman must respond to it as such, or act as if it's legitimate. One of the reasons people get treated poorly (and it happens to men as well) is because they don't demand otherwise. In this day and time, if you let someone walk on you, then don't be surprised that they do.
    Although I agree, it's not always that simple, Lizzie.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Although I agree, it's not always that simple, Lizzie.
    If you are willing to assert yourself, and take it all the way to the mat (or to the top if need be), it is. I have never been treated as a second class citizen. I have never been discriminated against. Maybe it's just my attitude, and that I get the message across that I won't put up with it, but I have rarely seen any woman who was treated that way, without cause. I just don't think it's nearly as common as some would have you think.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Should marriages between people where the age gap is 20+ years be banned because you find it icky?

    Case in point:

    Courtney Stodden, age 16 married a guy ages 51.

    EDIT: Oh Hum..I guess she did admit she got implants.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    So is the point of this thread to protest large age gaps or people under 18 getting married to middle-aged (and older) people?

    If it's the first, I don't agree at all because if a 30 year old wants to marry a 70 year old...fine with me.

    If it's the second, I see the point but I have a problem banning someone from getting married even though they are old enough to have a child. I am not certain about this, but it seems to me once you can mother/father children, you probably should be able to marry.

    And vote for that matter...but that is for another thread.
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