A mishnah from 107b: defining a minor girl, who would then need to and be able to refuse a betrothal organized by her mother or brother. She needs to have a level of understanding of what’s going on. The Gemara gives us way to determine whether she has the ability to take enough responsibility to protect it… The sages are adding layers of protection but establishing by okaying limitations. Plus, another mishnah: How a divorce establishes prohibitions…. again, that protect her. When a minor girl’s refusal is compared to get…. Her refusal is less strong, but the timing of either or both makes a difference.
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