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Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

Created: 05/01/15

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francoise

Join Date: 05/01/15

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Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

I felt that her experience as a mail-order bride was no different from human trafficking or slave trade. She seemed to have very little protection and was afraid to counter her "husband."


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reene

Join Date: 02/18/15

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RE: Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

A very good point, but I believe these women have put themselves in the position of asking to be a mail order bride.


Posted May. 03, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
francoise

Join Date: 05/01/15

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RE: Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

Yes, I think many woman want to escape a difficult situation and choose what they think is a solution -only to discover that the reality of the "new" is as bad or worse than what they left. When the have a "marriage" where they are controlled and threatened with a forced return, would liken this to a type of "legal" trafficking or abuse.


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bettyt

Join Date: 05/12/11

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RE: Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

Human trafficking has gotten a lot of publicity lately as has been often confused with smuggling. In smuggling the people are a willing participant. In human trafficking they are not. So no, I do not see mail order brides as human trafficking.


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kathleenb

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RE: Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

No. I think the women go into this life with a sense that this isn't love but an arranged marriage to his advantage. How badly it turns out is what is so terrible in this situation and I am sure in the majority of them


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swchis39

Join Date: 09/26/12

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RE: Would you consider mail order brides as akin to trafficking?

No. The women go into it knowing the down side but they are desperate to get out of their situation. It is similar to arranged marriages. The difference is that in arranged marriages it is often the case that families are looking for similar culture, values, education etc.m Russia has had mail order brides for ages with the hopes for the women that they will have a better life.


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