WTF Wednesdays - Of Hooters & Bridenapping



Yesterday I was searching YouTube for interesting videos when I came across  Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.

Ala kachuu meaning "grab and run.

Men in rural Kyrgyzstan still believing marrying the old fashioned way - by kidnapping the bride!! To them this is no big deal as they believe the custom comes from an ancient time, which makes this acceptable in their society. The video here shows the whole kidnapping process and the wedding. Once they reach the venue after kidnapping the bride, the elders try to coax the girl in accepting this marriage. The ending leaves me confused as the bride finally accepts, smiles and even tries to impress the elders. I am still trying to understand what exactly she must be thinking or feeling. 

This is just so not right.

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I didn't know what Hooters was. I have heard it being mentioned a couple of times in movie but I never really made an effort to find out. So yesterday when I read about the rape-joke-fiasco by Hooters (which they claimed was done by hackers), I finally decided to Google and understand what the hullabaloo is all about.

From the search result I understood that it's a sports bar and dining restaurant. Ok, so what's the big deal. It was then I clicked on Google Images that I realized what Hooters is all about. And let me tell you, they definitely are not famous for their chicken wings.


Way to go woman empowerment!! :S

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33 comments:

  1. This is just so demoralising! Why would she say yes after such a process? The world can be a strange place. I have to thank that we live in a largely civilised world, but the fact that these things still happen makes me doubt that at times.

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    1. Yeah even I kept wondering why she said at the end. Maybe that's the norm there... I don't know, beats me. Thanks for writing in.

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  2. It is strange that such things are actually happening in some corner of the world.

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    1. yeah it's sad that some places still need so much improvement. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Oh that's so weird! Kidnapping and elders forcing seriously?

    The look on the bride's face is so sad. I wonder what she actually wants to do instead.

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    1. true, it breaks my heart to think that she agreed to everything at the end. Thanks for writing in.

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  4. don't have the heart to watch it fully... indeed WTF.. its just not so right..

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  5. Weird ritual.. but i think in todays day and age this might just be for the ritual.. the girl probabaly knows she is marrying the guy and all that ..

    but if it for REAL then its a shame and someone needs to do something maybe the UN or some other big institute

    Bikram

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    1. I think it is for real as there are other videos on same topic, depicting similar story. But it's sad that this still happens in some corner of the world and is considered as a custom.

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  6. I thought it only existed during the barbaric times...Beating the woman on the head with a club and taking her mom..Thus making her your wife. This still exists? Goddaaaaamn

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    1. thank god he didn't use a club, but then this itself is no better. Sad that this still exists.

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  7. Bride kidnapping - any kidnapping is scary! I didn't know what Hooters was either!

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    1. same pinch on not knowing Hooters. :)
      true, that is a scary story.

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  8. Bride kidnapping ? Seriously ? Crazy !

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    1. True, totally crazy. Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. Gosh! What a weird custom!! Which century are these people living in??

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    1. It's sad that consider this as their religion or something. Even the law can't do anything.

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  10. Yup - "Hooters" is North American slang for breasts. :P As for the kidnapping story - that's deplorable and I don't understand how the woman can go along with it, On the other hand, perhaps they don't know any better? Sad!

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    1. is it? I didn't know that. Strange slang words they got. :)
      I too feel that they finally give in thinking that's how it all works.

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  11. I am completely wondering why. That is so barbaric!! Geez who knew that kind of crap went on in this day and age?

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    1. true, even I was surprised that this kind of thing is still prevalent.

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  12. OMG, this is one of the most weirdest things I have seen !!

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    1. weird things happen in this weird weird world

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  13. I know Hooters!! Their waitresses are mind-blowing! :D

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    1. hehehe I have just seen pictures,,, no idea if they are mind mindblowing :)

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  14. I know Hooters restaurants/bar. Bride kidnapping! Disgusting. Why not groom kidnapping, for a change.

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    1. hahaha I wonder how that would turn into :D

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  15. Oops to imagine it haopenng even today :-/

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    1. yeah, it's terrible. Thanks for dropping by.

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  16. That's barbaric and condemnable.

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    1. true, I wonder how they will ever stop this.

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  17. In India once upon a time marriages were classified into 8 possible types, not all of which were however considered acceptable by the society. One of them was called Rakshasa Vivah in which the bride was forcibly abducted after killing or wounding her family members. Maybe what this video presents here is a continuation of that old practice. Who knows? But it is totally unacceptable in today's day and age.

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    1. yeah, in today's age it's just barbaric to kidnap and force someone to marry.
      Thanks for writing in.

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