Roma (Gypsy) communities
Bride kidnapping is a traditional Romani practice. In the Romani culture, girls as young as twelve years old may be kidnapped for marriage to teenaged boys. As the Roma population lives throughout Europe, this practice has been seen on multiple occasions in Ireland, England, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Slovakia. The kidnapping has been theorized as a way to avoid a bride price. The tradition’s normalization of kidnapping puts young women at higher risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.
 is a newspaper article from the Guardian with the headline: Henry McDonald, “Gardai hunt gang accused of seizing Roma child bride”, September 3, 2007, The Guardian, UK
 Same article
 And  reference, yep, the SAME FUCKING ARTICLE!
The PDF linked article that this all relies on is [here] and is incredibly biased and poorly articulated.
Bride kidnapping is NOT a traditional Romani practice. I want this entry removed.
Reblogging for any of my followers who have a wikipedia account? Let’s get this racist crap off wikipedia!
I believe I even linked a while back to an article about the REAL factors in the trafficking of Rroma women, maybe someone could put that in there instead of the poorly-researched garbage that’s being used as a citation now.
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- iknowwhatyoudidlastsummerween said: That’s funny, I don’t remember my fiance kidnapping me. I guess I shall have to tell him to knock off the kidnapping. How rude of him to kidnap me without my notice. Fucking wikipedia…and people wonder why I don’t trust it. -_-
- littleancientheart said: why don’t you just correct it and quote the problems with the original in the notes? i’m sure it would help people to have an accurate article on Rroma culture on Wikipedia
- existentialgumchewer said: Hence why we never trust wiki.
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