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22nd Apr '18 2:44:16 PM Pisthetairos
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* ''ComicBook/{{Habibi}} has Dolola married off to a middle-aged man when she was 11. Surprisingly, he's not portrayed as too evil, just obsessed with tradition. Seems like [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he doesn't even realize how fucked up the situation is]].
11th Apr '18 12:50:28 AM JackTheHammer
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* [=McGillis=] Fareed from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is engaged to the 9-year old Almiria Bauduin. To be fair, the marriage itself is [[TheJailBaitWait not supposed to take place until she's of age,]] and there's a ''lot'' of political baggage on the situation.[[note]]Not wanting the child of a mistress to gain even more influence, they arranged the engagement to stop his advancement. But by the time the first season ends, the heir apparent is dead, and the engagement to said heir's sister is becoming more advantageous for him.[[/note]]

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* [=McGillis=] Fareed from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is engaged to the 9-year old Almiria Bauduin. To be fair, the marriage itself is [[TheJailBaitWait not supposed to take place until she's of age,]] and there's a ''lot'' of political baggage on the situation.[[note]]Not wanting the child of a mistress to gain even more influence, they arranged the engagement to stop his advancement. But by the time the first season ends, the heir apparent is dead, and the engagement to said heir's sister is becoming more advantageous for him.[[/note]][[/note]] Also, as the series continues, it becomes more and more obvious that [=McGillis=] would never do anything inappropriate with her, [[spoiler: as he himself was repeatedly molested as a child by an aristocrat who kept him as a SexSlave.]]
12th Mar '18 6:24:56 PM BlackRoo1967
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* [[ImpliedTrope Though it was implied]] and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' by a younger [[MakesSenseInContext preschool Arabian prince]] who wants to marry the Chippettes, the girls escape before it ever happens.
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22nd Feb '18 7:27:51 PM nombretomado
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* RodStewart's "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" has also been interpreted as an older man coming on to a teenage girl... and wanting to consummate something more than just a sexual relationship.

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* RodStewart's Music/RodStewart's "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" has also been interpreted as an older man coming on to a teenage girl... and wanting to consummate something more than just a sexual relationship.
29th Jan '18 6:31:08 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->-- '''Tzeitel''' mocking '''Yente''', "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", ''Theater/FiddlerOnTheRoof''

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-->-- '''Tzeitel''' mocking '''Yente''', "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", ''Theater/FiddlerOnTheRoof''
''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''
6th Jan '18 10:36:22 AM angie710
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* The now-defunct website marryourdaughter.com purported to sell teenage girls (some as young as 13 years old) as brides to prospective husbands, provided a suitable proposal was submitted and the requested bride-price paid. "Customers" could click on a girl's picture and profile, and submit a proposal. It was presented as a way for parents to earn money, and for [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalists]] to marry their daughters off the way girls were married off in BibleTimes, as many fundamentalist [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christians]] in the US take a dim view of dating, preferring {{Arranged Marriage}}s or [[FourthDateMarriage a short]] parentally-supervised "courtship" instead, on the grounds that dating could lead to [[AndThatsTerrible premarital sex]], a big no-no to these religious groups. Eventually, [[https://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/marryourdaughter.asp the website was revealed to be all a hoax]], intended to point out inconsistencies in US marriage laws regarding age of consent and such.
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24th Nov '17 11:16:08 PM samitv
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24th Nov '17 11:14:57 PM samitv
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* In ''The Jewel Of Medina'', the ArrangedMarriage between the prophet Muhammed (who was in his 50s) and the 9-year-old girl Aisha is portrayed as the coolest thing ever. The story practically casts her as a young superheroine on team righteous, under the benevolent leadership of her husband. The book subscribes to the theory that they waited a few more years before starting having sex, reducing the {{squick}} although not removing it completely. [[note]]Which is historically completely wrong, because at the time marriage ''law'' dictated a couple to consummate their marriage on the first night.[[/note]]

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* In ''The Jewel Of Medina'', the ArrangedMarriage between the prophet Muhammed (who was in his 50s) and the 9-year-old girl Aisha is portrayed as the coolest thing ever. The story practically casts her as a young superheroine on team righteous, under the benevolent leadership of her husband. The book subscribes to the theory that they waited a few more years before starting having sex, reducing the {{squick}} although not removing it completely. [[note]]Which is historically completely wrong, because at the time marriage ''law'' dictated a couple to consummate their marriage on the first night.[[/note]]
12th Nov '17 10:50:18 PM SteelEdge
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* Lucy Steel ne Pendleton (aged 14) and Stephen Steel (age 51) are married in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'', but it turns out that [[spoiler:it's really an IntergenerationalFriendship. Stephen promised that he would never lay a hand on her, and he always intended for her to marry a nice young man her own age.]]
3rd Nov '17 10:56:07 AM Dravencour
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* This is a DiscussedTrope in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'', in which Humbert Humbert tries to justify his attraction and sexual relationship with his step-daughter Dolores (also known as Lolita) claiming that in the past it was normal seeing old men marrying young girls (without realizing this is an Appeal to Tradition fallacy).

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* This is a DiscussedTrope in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'', in which Humbert Humbert tries to justify his attraction and sexual relationship with his step-daughter Dolores (also known as Lolita) claiming that in the past it was normal seeing old men marrying young girls (without realizing this is an Appeal to Tradition AppealToTradition fallacy).
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