Fakery!

September 15, 2007 / Posted by:
 
This past week a bunch of you guys sent me this website called MarryOurDaughter.org. Some of you were outraged that such a website exists and some asked to borrow money so you could buy yourself a bride to do your cooking and cleaning.
 
The website is a place where parents can sell off their daughters to potential husbands. The girls are as young as 14 with bride prices of up to $100,000 or more. Some are as low as $20,000. The front of the page looks pretty real and I was buying it until I clicked on testimonails are read some of these works of fiction:
 

"I was SO scared getting married so young, but my husband is an okay guy and I am SO proud that because of me my parents were able to get their first brand-new car and take the trip they always wanted to.  I couldn’t have done it without your site!"

—Katrina K., married at 14

“Our 15 year old daughter Mary wasn’t very popular and did nothing but mope around the house bringing everybody down, so we decided to marry her off through your site. Now our house is a lot cheerier and we love our new swimming pool and Jaccuzi!  We’ve told our youngest that when she turns 15 we’re going to marry her off too!"

 —Mrs. James P.

 
The site's "publicity director" has even gone on several radio stations across the country pretending the site was real while fielding questions from angry djs and listeners. The site has gotten over 20 million hits in just a couple of weeks as well as thousands upon thousands of angry e-mails.
 
John Ordover, the site's creator, spoke to The New York Times and said he created the fake site to prove inconsistencies in state marriage laws. States consider it illegal for adults to have sex with kids, but allow kids as young as 12 to marry with permission. “As far as I can tell, in every state but Oregon, parents can marry off their children."
 
So it's fake! Get your refunds now. The testimonials are pretty hilarious though and now this dude has totally given some sick fuck ideas. 
 
 
 
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