Saturday, September 8, 2007

Buy My Daughter

I was just looking through some recently popular links and came across this website, which claims itself as "an introduction service assisting those following the Biblical tradition of arranging marriages for their daughters."

I don't think I've ever been so startled by a website. Apparently, it's the parents who offer up the information. Each entry goes a little something like this:

Ashlee R.
Age: 15,
Location: Midwest

Bride Price:

Ashlee is into sports, clothes, jewelry and current pop music. She is a typical teenage girl except that she is impatient to get on with her life, which she sees as having a husband and raising kids. She tells us none of the boys her own age are interesting to her because they “are still little kids” and she is looking for an adult to start a life with.

Imagine, you can buy yourself your own little girl for less than the price of used Ford Taurus.


  1. The testimonials are even scarier than the profiles page... yikes.

  2. This has got to be some sort of joke. The testimonials are all about how parents got to move out of their trailers, or save the family farm with the money they received from selling their daughter/bride.

    They read like a Saturday Night Live skit.

    Please tell me this is a joke site.

  3. I was thinking the same thing Gloria, but have yet to see proof otherwise. Or a punch line.

  4. it has to be either a joke or a perv site. i hope it's just a poor joke.

  5. The techies have some good evidence as to this being a hoax. You can read some of them here.

    And the folks at Snopes concur, though they can't ultimately prove anything one way or the other.

    This reminds me slightly of Bonsai Kitten.

  6. this is crazy, selling girls?