And it's not just Muslims; it happens across many cultures and regions. Sinclair has been working on the project for nearly a decade.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has traveled the world taking pictures, like the one of the Afghan couple, to document the phenomenon. She goes into the areas with help from people in these communities who want the practice to stop, because they see the harmful repercussions. I hated to see him," Tahani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25.
Instead of the female curve, which suggests that 34-year-old women like 34-year-old men, men find 20 year-old women most physically appealing, no matter how old they were. This doesn’t mean that 40 year old men want to MARRY that 20 year old woman, only that they find her the most physically appealing.
To tell men NOT to feel this way would be akin to telling them not to breathe.
Then my mother came in and said, ‘Come on my daughter.’ They were dressing me up and I was asking, ‘Where are you taking me?