Posts tagged ‘marriage’

February 5, 2018

Desi Shotgun Wedding

by duncanr

in the Indian state of Bihar, they call it “Pakadua Vivah” – the kidnapping of young men by a girl’s family or friends and forcing them at gunpoint to marry the girl

and it’s on the rise –

hhmmm, kidnapping and coercion doesn’t seem a very promising basis on which to found a stable, and happy, long-term relationship

wonder how many of these . . .

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January 5, 2018

Forced Marriage

by duncanr

got to feel sorry for this guy –

September 20, 2017

Aussi Cock-Up

by duncanr

the Australian Bureau of Statistics has sent out 16+ million surveys eliciting australians’ view on legalising same-sex marriage – someone forgot, however, to check the barcode on the forms . . .


either someone’s been a bit naughty or computers are more sentient than we give them credit for and have a hitherto unsuspected sense of humour –

June 24, 2017

Beware a Woman Scorned

by duncanr

let’s talk this over, eh ?

Madhatters would like to issue the following PSA to all guys . . . think very carefully before rejecting a marriage proposal from a woman

May 25, 2017

Foolish Woman

by duncanr


May 19, 2017

Marriage is . . .

by duncanr

more tweets on marriage here –

February 19, 2017

Guy Makes Arse of Himself

by duncanr

guy picked a shopping mall in brazil to pop the question to his girlfriend but . . .

February 12, 2017

Woo with a Loo

by duncanr

toilet-for-bridevillagers in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have adopted a drastic measure in a bid to curb the widespread practice of ‘open defecation’ due to lack of indoor toilets . . .

[in other news, weddings in these states are going to be a lot less fun due to other cost-cutting measures announced at the same meeting]

full details –

September 4, 2016

Why Get Married?

by duncanr

something to do with marshmallows, apparently, according to this video . . .

April 9, 2016

Leftover Women

by duncanr

lucky with menthe average age at which a woman gets married varies from country to country and historically over time within the same country

as economic prosperity of a country increases and the status of women within that country improves, e.g., equal access to education and employment opportunities, equal social and political rights, greater economic independence, the age at which women chose to get married has increased

in some cultures, however, a woman is still regarded as ‘incomplete’ unless she has a man

in China, for instance, a woman who has not married by the time she is . . .

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