13 January 2009

U.S.A. = No selling brides

I am facinated by other cultures, their rituals, ways of life, marriage customs and basically what it's like to live in another part of the world. This is why I chose strange places to visit (Turkey, Guatemala, Russia, China, etc...).

What I find weird though, is how some culture sell women to be brides. I read this article on cnn.com today about a man, who moved to California from Oaxaca, Mexico and sold his daughter for some cash, beer and soda. Apparently, this is a common event in Oaxaca, but come on man, this is America, the land of the free. We don't sell people here. If you really wanted to take part in this custom, then at least go back to Mexico to conduct the transaction. If you did that, you would not be in jail right now.

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