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Setting and content notes for "Before the Nature Wants"

These are the setting notes for "Before the Nature Wants."


This is the outside of the red building at the Parent Child Center in Rutledge, Vermont.

The basement has a multipurpose room; see a long view and closeup.

The first floor has the office, intake room, food distribution room, food storage room, halal food pantry, supplies distribution room, kitchen, and multipurpose room.

Zakat al-Fitr is charity given to the poor before the end of Ramadan fasting in Islam, intended to buy a meal for the poor so they can enjoy the feast. This is a donation box for the holiday.

A staircase leads to the second floor and the child care room.

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Child Labour and Child Marriage,
Both are two sides of same coin,
We deliberately snatch childhood,
Leaving the child that's within to die,
Maturity sets in before the nature wants,
Not just the body but soul too carry scars.

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition with educational aspects. Learn how to carve a pumpkin. Explore some carving ideas and other decorating ideas. Originally people used turnips, which are much more challenging, as they must be scooped or drilled to create a hollow.

Feminism and jineology (the science of women) influence the social revolution taking place in Rojava. This includes each town having a Mala Jin (women's house) providing services to women in need. They are working to end child marriages and other crimes against women.

Divorce in Shi'ite Islam can take various forms.

Khulʿ (Arabic: خلع‎) is a way for a woman to divorce her husband in Islam, by returning mahr (dowry paid to the woman) or something else that she received from her husband, as agreed by the spouses or Qadi’s (court) order. Custody of children usually goes to the woman. The former husband is still obliged to pay child support. Imams differ in their opinions and handling of khul'.

T-America has imams who will grant annulment in the case of forced marriage and/or child marriage, on the grounds that these would not have been lawful marriages in the land where the spouse(s) now resides. If the marriage is desired then it may be continued, but if it is undesired then it may be unmade. Some imams also believe that such marriages violate principles of Islam and may not be permitted to exist at all. If shariah law is used for a divorce, then both parties must abide by it; in khul', the wife may be required to pay back her dowry, and the husband may be required to continue supporting the wife (and children if any). However, if civil law is used instead, then spouses who have not followed shariah may not demand shariah obligations from each other.

Al-hakim al-shar’i is a divorce performed by an Islamic judge or imam, at the request of a wife who has no authority for divorce but has a legitimate reason, with or without the consent of the husband. Multiple causes are grounds for annulment or divorce.

A woman who leaves her husband improperly may not be entitled to shariah maintenance, but is still entitled to child support.

Forced, temporary, and child marriages often survive through pre-Islamic traditions but violate the principles of Islam which uphold the right of free choice in marriage. Imams differ in their handling of this conflict.

Some women don't love or even actively hate their children. Women are especially prone to hate unwanted children, who fare much worse than wanted ones. Some women just don't like being mothers, and may regret having children at all. They may even leave their children.


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