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Dingbot
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01:16:26 AM Dec 19th 2013
The whole concept of mail-order brides has a negative connotation abroad, as well. Go to a foreign country like the Philippines and say you're getting a "mail-order bride." Go ahead. I double dog dare you. You'll be nailed for human trafficking, because most governments view it in the same light as one of the interviewees in the Bloomberg article does.

FruityOatyBars
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12:59:01 AM Aug 3rd 2012
The "Real Life" section seems to consist of propaganda advocating this practice. Given that every man I've ever heard of who married a woman from abroad whom he met on one of these services gave misogynistic reasons why (i.e. Western women are too independent and disobedient; Asian or Eastern European women are supposedly submissive), I find this disturbing.
FruityOatyBars
01:42:16 AM Aug 3rd 2012
Evidence: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_03/b4211069050983.htm#p2 (particularly the bit about the website offering brides "unspoiled by feminism"); a mail-order bride company trying to weaken the Violence Against Women Act's immigrant protections (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/violence-against-women-act_n_1500693.html); an old law journal article about the problem (http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/anderson/brides/pg1.html).
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