Sunday, September 09, 2007

Your Women...How Much for the Women?

Check out this hilarious, likely-to-be-a-hoax website Marry Our Daughter It allows prospective grooms, provided they are good Christians, to bid on teenage brides!

The late Founder and CEO of

Kyra's 14 and a half. She's a real bargain at $27,995:

Kyra likes the outdoors, more the open air of the beach or the desert than the woods. She would love to live somewhere away from it all. She is bright and funny and full of life and while she has little direct experience with the opposite sex we have made sure she is aware of everything she needs to know to be a good wife and mother.

See? It's almost creepy enough to be real.

But, alas, it's not. How do I know? Well, first off, the folks at Snopes, who are always on top of such things, have pretty much declared the thing fake.

There's very little actual information on the site, save for a FAQ:

A: The bride price is an ancient custom, somewhat like a dowry. A man wishing to marry a woman would offer her family a Bride Price in cash or kind, or sometimes offer to work for their family.

A: In that case, you might want to closely examine how you are proposing and how carefully you are matching your likes and dislikes, your goals and dreams, to those of your prospective bride.

Also, lines like this kind of give it away:

Please do not propose to multiple Daughters or you risk having all your proposals disqualified.

Plus, the "testimonials" are just too perfect:

"Thank God for your site! Our daughter was really nervous walking down the aisle, but she seems okay now and the money we got let us keep our farm and even add on a few acres."

—Mrs. Addrien L.

[Hat tip: Tristero at Digby's blog]

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