Wednesday, April 08, 2009

But The Beer And The Meat Got Delivered?

A man has been accused of selling his fourteen-year old daughter into marriage for beer, meat and 16,000 dollars. When he didn't get the money (after two weeks), he went to the police to get his daughter back...

A story about the property value of women, sure, but a story about poverty and sadness, too. It's always good to remember that what he did would be perfectly acceptable in many cultures, not a crime at all, just the way daughters are apportioned out in life.