Age and gender

There is a show being aired on television where a lady marries a small boy. This is creating reactions from people across. I wonder how would they have reacted if an older man had married a little girl. Would they have reacted at all or what would have been their reaction, I wonder? Why does gender make our reactions so different?

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Ranjana Kamo
August 2, 2017

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  1. An older woman is a novelty. A much older man is just the continuation of archaic tradition. Both could raise eyebrows. But those looking for change will be okay with the former, while traditionalists will accept the latter

  2. Either scenario is troublesome if there is a minor involved. Nonetheless an older woman with a younger man is still considered an exception. Nobody cared for the age difference between Donald Trump and Melania. But a lot was made of the exact age difference between Emmanuel Macron and his wife, except the wife was older

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