No Words

I don't know what disturbs me most about this CNN report, about a dying little girl in Texas whose parents let her marry at the age of nine:

1) The obvious;

2) The fact that her dying wish was to get married;

3) The fact that her parents talk about "having to do this now," as if a delusional nine-year-old cannot be told no; or

4) The fact that at no point in the two-minute piece does the CNN reporter acknowledge that there's anything even remotely unusual (or, hello, exploitative) about parents "giving away" their prepubescent daughter in marriage for the entertainment of a national TV audience.

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