I am no youngster, I have lived an interesting life, I have witnessed odd and quirky human behaviour throughout my humble existence and tried to make sense of the senseless; but the TV documentary "This World:Stolen Brides" left me completely stumped - baffled - at what some societies still accept as normal behaviour.
I learned that around 40% of Chechnyan young women are kidnapped and forced to marry their abductors. 40% ! Apparently most young Chechnyan men think it OK to kidnap a girl off the street and marry her! Stranger still, the mothers of these young men think it is absolutely fine for their sons to find a bride by these means!
But worse still, most of the kidnapped girls also find this practice acceptable !!
WHAT THE F&*%K IS GOING ON IN CHECHNYA?!??? That used to be a popular way of finding a wife when we were all still living in caves and grunting at each other.
Talk about 'sweeping her off her feet'!