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Feb. 20th, 2008 | 08:12 pm
posted by: apis_cerana in antipinkerton



That might be funny, but the facts definitely are not.

- Female conditional residents are at risk for abuse due not only to their status as women in a culture in which violence against women is relatively common, but also to their position as immigrants who marry citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR' s). Studies vary widely in estimating the percentage (between 12-50%) of all married women who experience some form of domestic battery in their lives.

- The severity of domestic abuse in military families "makes the usual" patterns of violence in civilian families pale by comparison. In one study, for instance, those employed in the military used weapons on their wives almost twice as often as civilian batterers, and "three-fourths of the military cases were in the dangerously life-endangering category compared to only about one-third of the civilian cases."

- The mail-order bride business appears to be thriving. Approximately 200 companies operate in the United States and an estimated 2000 to 3500 American men find wives through these catalogs each year. In June 1990, the government of the Philippines, alarmed at reports of widespread abuse of Philippine women in other countries, outlawed bride agencies. That move simply drove the mail-order business underground without significantly affecting the international trade.

Excerpts taken from:
http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/anderson/brides/pg1.html

This isn't just an issue affecting Asian women; women from all over are exploited in this way.

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Winterlion

From: winterlion
Date: Feb. 21st, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
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I've known Russians who got in trouble this way, for instance. *sigh*
(and I've heard of some scams too... NOT cool either way)

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A shemale

From: shemale
Date: Feb. 21st, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
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I don't see why there is a problem with the scams tho

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A shemale

From: shemale
Date: Feb. 21st, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
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i mean they are trying to buy women. you kinda deserve to get ripped off for that.

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Winterlion

From: winterlion
Date: Feb. 21st, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
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(thanks for the clarification)
actually the spam involves "women" approaching guys and asking for rescue (pay for travel/...) as well as romantic interplay over chat and phone (women are hired to play the part).
It's a sad scam as it's based on messing with someone's charity and loneliness, as opposed to just the simple "buying women" thing. IMO someone trying to buy a bride (or a husband for that matter) deserves all the scamming they get.

PS: I should have been clearer about that. It was far too late at night for me.

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Erika <3

From: apis_cerana
Date: Feb. 21st, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
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The romance scam thing seems pretty common nowadays; it's rather evil. Women seem like they're most often targeted, though (Nigerian scams and whatnot).

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Ninjalie

From: ninjalie
Date: Dec. 20th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
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T_T this sadly reminds me of my Dad and my Filipina step mom...

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