Tag: pushed

NYTIMES : 11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida

Thousands of minors wed each year in the United States. Many are given no choice.
Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found — but it did interrupt Johnson’s attendance at elementary school. Today she is
campaigning for a state law to curb underage marriages, part of a nationwide movement to end child marriage in America. Meanwhile, children 16 and under are still being married in Florida at a rate of one every few days…more: NYTIMES.COM|BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Polish teacher: How many migrants must be pushed overboard for boat to float?

To the teacher, the assignment was a simple question of physics. To critics, it was a tasteless assignment about death at sea.

A teacher in the eastern Polish city of Bialystok gave the size of a boat and the number of people on board.

The students’ assignment? To calculate how many Syrian refugees had to be thrown overboard for the boat to stay…MORE:  cnn.com