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(Newsweek)   As you break into another pint of ice cream and ignore your mom's phone call again, girls in Kyrgyzstan can't even walk around outside without being dragged off the street to get married   (newsweek.com) divider line 42
    More: Ironic, Kyrgyzstan, phone calls, bride kidnapping, Kyrgyz  
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2013-11-05 04:11:00 PM
6 votes:
"We don't like the modern method of bride-kidnapping. When we were young, it was consensual kidnapping."


25.media.tumblr.com
2013-11-05 04:17:01 PM
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-11-05 03:16:43 PM
4 votes:
If these women don't want to be kidnapped then they shouldn't have been showing so much ankle and wrist.  We need to shame these sluts.  Besides, wife kidnapping is a part of our heritage.
2013-11-05 03:59:08 PM
3 votes:
Each time I try to practice this, I just get a restraining order :(

Always the kidnapper, never the groom.
2013-11-05 06:20:45 PM
2 votes:

Tio_Holtzmann: Dafuq. Just......start gassing. Or nuking. Or biebering.



Dude, there's still the Geneva convention.
2013-11-05 03:57:43 PM
2 votes:

Chinchillazilla: After hours of struggle, around 84% of kidnapped women end up agreeing to the nuptials. (The rest manage to get back home.) The kidnapee's parents often also pressure the girl, as once she has entered her kidnapper's home she is considered to be no longer pure, making it shameful for her to return home. In order to avoid disgrace, many women tend to remain with their kidnappers.

I'm so tired of Homo sapiens. It's time for the squid people to rise.


That dirty, dirty house. Robbing a woman of her virginity like that.
2013-11-05 03:52:31 PM
2 votes:
New tradition of brides stabbing the groom to death during honeymoon quickly erases old tradition.
2013-11-05 03:50:59 PM
2 votes:

meyerkev: ampoliros: [images.wikia.com image 326x253]

Third world hellhole that treats women as property is third world hellhole that treats women as property.


At least they put forth some effort. Here, the father of the bride just gives her away.
2013-11-05 03:46:03 PM
2 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: NutWrench: Russ1642: Sometime in the future they'll be complaining about the loss of their culture. Maybe some cultural traditions deserve to get wiped out.

This. Some cultures aren't just "different" from other cultures. They're *worse*

FTFA

This elderly Kyrgyz couple got married by kidnapping in September of 1954. Eshen, 83, and his wife Tursun, 82, said, "We don't like the modern way of bride-kidnapping. When we were young, it was consensual kidnapping. We knew each other well and exchanged love letters before kidnapping. Nowadays, young people violently kidnap women and this is not our tradition."


See, I could kind of get behind it if it's consensual. If the girl is obviously on board, it's kind of like a surprise party, and I can see it being actually fun to get fake-kidnapped by your boyfriend and go to get married.

/don't try this in America though
//some Good Samaritan might shoot you while you kidnap your bride
2013-11-05 03:38:18 PM
2 votes:
She's been in a man's house so she is no longer pure and that is shameful?  Aside from the oniony garlicy smell from the kitchen absorbing into her clothes, I'd say she's alright.  Maybe we'll do something about those eyebrows and that bikini line, but otherwise, it's all Kool and the Gang.
2013-11-05 03:35:43 PM
2 votes:

The King of Awesome: This just in, sixteen percent of women are on their period right now.


But a real man loves her all month long.
2013-11-05 03:26:17 PM
2 votes:

The King of Awesome: This just in, sixteen percent of women are on their period right now.


That's going to attract a lot of bears.
2013-11-05 03:24:53 PM
2 votes:

meyerkev: ampoliros: [images.wikia.com image 326x253]

Third world hellhole that treats women as property is third world hellhole that treats women as property.


But every culture is equally valid.
2013-11-05 03:19:14 PM
2 votes:

FrancoFile: In before Borat jokes.


very nice.
2013-11-05 03:18:23 PM
2 votes:
In before Borat jokes.
2013-11-05 03:15:03 PM
2 votes:
images.wikia.com
2013-11-05 08:25:22 PM
1 votes:

AllUpInYa: gadian: AllUpInYa: gadian: Very, very rarely am I so glad that I had a son instead of a daughter.  Of course he'll have to deal with the typical male stuff, but female gender politics will be optional. Well, semi-optional. If he ever gets it into his head to vote against women's health or education, he'll get a boot to his ass courtesy of mom.

/never mind what'll happen to that boy if I ever even hear rumors that he's an abuser of some kind.

If my boy votes for womens' interests over his own, he will get a boot to the butt, courtesy of dad.
I raise him to be the best he can be, not succumb to someone else's self-interest.

So then we agree that the goal is equality and not oppression. And people say that men and women can't see eye to eye.

So, we can agree that granting GroupB higher wages, will lead to inflation, which will reduce the buying power of GroupA?


Won't somebody think of the white man?
2013-11-05 07:43:22 PM
1 votes:
Prevailing Wind:
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what assholes.  Its not like they don't have access to hookers.   Why are you dialing that?  OMG the international upcharges are going to kill you.   But seriously, whats the country code for Kyrgyzstan?  I got dibs.

Meerim, I got your number
I need to make you mine
Meerim, don't change your number
9632785443
9632785443 ...


Ah, hell with it. I'll go with a local girl.
2013-11-05 07:28:47 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: The quote by the elderly couple is priceless.


Back in my day, kidnapping meant something.
2013-11-05 06:08:14 PM
1 votes:

forcebender: Worse part is the bride having to do the dishes on her own wedding day - that's rough!


Came here to say this. Kidnapped, forced to marry and have to do the dishes from the wedding? Insult to injury...
2013-11-05 05:24:59 PM
1 votes:

Target Builder: Ashyukun: I'm surprised there wasn't more about the boyfriends of the kidnappees going on shooting sprees at the 'groom's' house after these weddings...

TFA says that once the girl has been kidnapped and is in the kidnappers house that her own parents often pressure her to go through with the marriage because she would otherwise be viewed as a slut (they don't use those exact words, but it's the gist). In that context I doubt there are many opportunities for young people to have a relationship status other than "Single", "Engaged  Kidnapped" or "Married"


FTFY
2013-11-05 05:18:07 PM
1 votes:
Worse part is the bride having to do the dishes on her own wedding day - that's rough!
2013-11-05 04:45:15 PM
1 votes:

YoOjo: Are you all so bad at geography that you think Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are the same place?


I am so bad at geography that I though they were, like, right next to each other. And surrounded by a bunch of other 'Stans as well. Almost as if they were a "region" of sorts that had shared cultural roots or something.

Maybe you letters-reading people can help us trogladytes out and set the record straight.
2013-11-05 04:07:45 PM
1 votes:
Here's my ice cream. Now leave me alone.
2013-11-05 03:52:39 PM
1 votes:

netcentric: Best left to Kyrgyzstan, whether women should dragged off the street to be married.

I think John Kerry said that.

/we don't meddle


Now we know where Romney got his binders full of women.
2013-11-05 03:49:27 PM
1 votes:
Had to find this quote from an article I'd read on this a few months ago.

"A new law signed by President Almazbek Atambayev in January aims to discourage bride kidnapping by increasing the criminal penalty from a 3-to-7-year prison term to 5-10 years. Such a sentence would make the punishment for bride kidnapping roughly the same as that for sheep theft."
2013-11-05 03:49:19 PM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Russ1642: Maybe some cultural traditions deserve to get wiped out.

You ain't just whistlin' Dixie.


I wonder if the population there complains about libtard ideas like getting rid of kidnap marriages.
2013-11-05 03:47:57 PM
1 votes:

Russ1642: Maybe some cultural traditions deserve to get wiped out.


You ain't just whistlin' Dixie.
2013-11-05 03:38:59 PM
1 votes:

ikanreed: Yes, just like cave-men.


Cavemen had cars?
2013-11-05 03:37:55 PM
1 votes:
ts1.mm.bing.net

what assholes.  Its not like they don't have access to hookers.   Why are you dialing that?  OMG the international upcharges are going to kill you.   But seriously, whats the country code for Kyrgyzstan?  I got dibs.
2013-11-05 03:37:49 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: The quote by the elderly couple is priceless.


Agreed.

And Newsweek published something actually interesting and revealing.  That's... surprising these days.

Also,

s.newsweek.com

Farida clings closely to her brother, who has arrived to rescue her. He tells the female relatives: "If my sister wants to stay here, I won't stop her. But look at her, she is crying and is saying that she wants to leave. So I will take her back home." Eventually he was able to leave with her. A few weeks later, Farida married her original boyfriend. Noriko Hayahi/Panos

YOU GO BROTHER.
2013-11-05 03:37:13 PM
1 votes:

Russ1642: Sometime in the future they'll be complaining about the loss of their culture. Maybe some cultural traditions deserve to get wiped out.


This. Some cultures aren't just "different" from other cultures. They're *worse*
2013-11-05 03:30:30 PM
1 votes:
This was illustrated in Borat.

2.bp.blogspot.com

We laugh because it seems so alien in our culture.... but.

s.newsweek.com
2013-11-05 03:28:39 PM
1 votes:
Meanwhile, in America, I am one of countless men fighting as hard as I can to keep the shackles of marriage off of me.

If my buddies could kidnap me and keep me from my girlfriend, that might be a fun weekend.

But I'm not doing it under the auspices of a bachelor party to sacrifice my freedom on every subsequent day.
2013-11-05 03:27:02 PM
1 votes:

Wook: As Americans, we should manufacture moral outrage and then:

1)  Impose our righteous will on them
2)  Intervene militarily
3)  Beat our moral system into them until they are dead.


You missed the last part.

4. Adopt it when we are done and pretend its the greatest discovery known to man.
2013-11-05 03:22:56 PM
1 votes:
This just in, sixteen percent of women are on their period right now.
2013-11-05 03:22:11 PM
1 votes:
OMG you are entirely missing the point here.....


BUT ARE THEY HAWT?!?!?!
2013-11-05 03:20:10 PM
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: That is pretty farked up.


Yeah, I get in trouble when I do that.
If I do that.
When I get out.
2013-11-05 03:17:32 PM
1 votes:

ampoliros: [images.wikia.com image 326x253]


Third world hellhole that treats women as property is third world hellhole that treats women as property.
2013-11-05 03:16:50 PM
1 votes:
Subby, I think you missed the entire point. They are digging into their ice cream and ignoring their mom hoping that some guy will drag them out of their home and marry them. It isn't ignorance, it is laziness.
2013-11-05 03:16:44 PM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com


".....in Kyrgyzstan? I'm on it."
2013-11-05 03:13:02 PM
1 votes:
After hours of struggle, around 84% of kidnapped women end up agreeing to the nuptials. (The rest manage to get back home.) The kidnapee's parents often also pressure the girl, as once she has entered her kidnapper's home she is considered to be no longer pure, making it shameful for her to return home. In order to avoid disgrace, many women tend to remain with their kidnappers.

I'm so tired of Homo sapiens. It's time for the squid people to rise.
 
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