Thea’s Wedding Blog

On her wedding blog, Norwegian bride-to-be Thea Bryllupet talked about planning for her nuptials, sending out invitations, and shopping for dresses. Normal things for a young woman engaged to be married. But her blog nevertheless shocked and outraged millions of people. The reason: Thea was 12 and her husband-to-be, Geir, was 37. But before any wedding actually took place, the charity Plan International confessed that it had created the blog as a publicity stunt to focus attention on the global issue of child marriage. Thea wasn't really getting married, it assured everyone, but noted that around the world "39,000 children every day" really are forced into marriage.


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