New Dutch Fairy Tale: Magic Pen To Protect Girls From Forced Marriage

A Dutch organisation which campaigns against forced marriages is on Thursday issuing hundreds of girls in Rotterdam with a special pen containing tips on how to avoid being married off during the summer.

Well I guess they could stick it in someone’s eye.

  • just a thought

    Equip it with a refillable curare tip, and they’re good to go.

  • Frances

    At a Ukrainian Catholic wedding recently and there was considerable emphasis on the free consent of the bride and groom to their union. So other cultures have had issues with forced marriage. Thing is, they’ve dealt with it. What we saw was part of “tradition”, not a current concern.