Wednesday, June 11, 2008

One more word about "traditional weddings" and I might lose it

Forms of traditional arranged weddings are still practiced by more than half of the world's population.

This includes Afghanistan, Austalia, Canada, China, England (!), India, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam.

The bride-to-be might even be murdered by the family of the groom if they don't think the dowry is enough. Though the practice is largely illegal, they are often disguised as accidents or suicides.

So, please, if anybody happens to mention that they're voting for the constitutional amendment this November, casually ask them how much the parents had to pay for a dowry in their wedding.

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