Thursday, June 09, 2005

Call me a cultural parochialist

...but this Frontline story (read the summary or watch the piece) about bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan really freaked me out. I mean, the whole "You'll get used to it; we all did" attitude of the kindly women trying to break the bride's will -- this kind of coercive deluge is why our criminal legal system is structured the way it is. To think that they might have been better off when the practice was banned under the Soviets...

(via an ad at dailyKos)

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