do not create equality,
or momentum for justice.
meant the slave owner had more slaves
to buy and sell and breed, more fields worked
making more incentives for those in power
to protect their wealth and way of life.
In hindsight it is easy to assume that ending slavery
was inevitable... but if that were so
slavery would have never ever started
and nine year old girls today
would not be sold into marriage.
*It's been five years since Nujood Ali became known as the world's youngest divorcee after escaping the man who bought her as a child bride aged nine... Yemen's youngest divorcee says father has squandered cash from her book