Romanian gypsy children become engaged aged six and four

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11 Mar 2009, 11:38 pm

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A six-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl have become engaged to be married after a gypsy ceremony.


I hope they can make their own decisions about this later on. Such adorable kids.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... -four.html



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11 Mar 2009, 11:42 pm

Awwww.. I hope they play well together and fall in love. I don't want their lives to fall apart if they really aren't meant to be together.


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11 Mar 2009, 11:56 pm

oh that so sad. I didn't know that forced marriages still happened.

And that poor girl will have no rights . She cant even leave the house . so sad.

Its so obvious its a form of control. :cry:



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11 Mar 2009, 11:57 pm

You think that's sad? Go check rural China!



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12 Mar 2009, 10:07 am

I don't think there's any society on earth that has fewer successful marriages than ours.


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12 Mar 2009, 10:13 am

would have been a mad engagement party.

i read a fantastic account of gypsy culture. it is called "Bury Me Standing" by Isabel Fonseca who really did her homework and research.