Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Most Shocking News Story Ever

I'm writing this blog because of something shocking that I saw in The Sun on Friday.

Basically, a ten year old girl has given birth in Colombia. The girl is part of the Wayuu tribe in the country where they are allowed their own sovereignty so it is hard to really say that you can compare this to the Western world.

However, I find it absolutely shocking. At the age of ten children should be playing with toys, not looking after children of their own.

Sure, it is difficult to speculate on the culture of a tribe in South America when I am a mere middle-class male from the suburbs of London but one would assume that the parents in the tribe would responsibly look after their own children.

There is some humour to find in this story, though it's more tragic than a laugh-out-loud moment. The media in Colombia has narrowed down the list of potential fathers - it is either a 15 year old or a 30 year old.

How could you get such an age gap? Surely there is quite a distinct difference between a 15 year old and a 30 year old. Next they'll be speculating whether it's a woman who is the father...

It's just a shocking story that makes you question the world we live in sometimes.

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1 comment:

  1. To us, this is a shock but I'm now thinking, what would be a shocking story for those based in Columbia :(.
    10 yrs old. What a shock.