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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by Loretto on 26 March 2010 8:05pm
 
I just watched this and thought I would find it funny, but actually I feel sad for the girls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0_e_gmIYi0

Also went on to read about travelers on Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Traveller

I always struggle about the education of indigenous people...part of me thinks if they are happy with their way of life then that's what is important, the other half thinks but these "tribes" are so cloistered they don't know any better. Sad, sad, sad.

Is it obnoxious to claim that our way of life is better than theirs?
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by johnnythemonkey on 26 March 2010 10:09pm
 
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Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by Loretto on 27 March 2010 1:07pm
 
I don't mean that our life is actually better than theirs Johnny, what I mean is if I went into the depths of Africa and told a tribesman that he should have only one wife, that his bride should be over the age of 18 and it shouldn't matter whether or not she is a virgin, who the heck am I really to change a culture that has been in existence for longer than mine. So I actually do think it is obnoxious to educate cultures out of their own traditions, but then again I do struggle with it too because I think being 16 and getting married to your first boyfriend is risky. I'll really have to learn to phrase myself better.
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by Loretto on 27 March 2010 1:17pm
 
I should add that I felt sad for the girls because they seemed to be putting more thought (and money beyond belief) into outrageous wedding dresses than they were into spending the rest of their lives with one man. The dress was a bigger decision than the choice of a life partner I think. And then again, it does work sometimes and there is a divorce rate of 50% here in the US at the moment...see I can talk myself into a tizzy!
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 27 March 2010 1:31pm
 
Miss Knowingallaboutallweddingsontheworld
andteachingwhatkindofdresshouldbe!
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by bIG bLOGGER on 27 March 2010 2:09pm
 
Please afford to Loretto the respect she deserve. She is a calculating dress decisions and that is a very important choice.
Show respect for Michael Palin.
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 27 March 2010 2:13pm
 
The greatest respect to Michael Palin!
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by Loretto on 27 March 2010 5:45pm
 
I'll only respond to sensible posts. So there!
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by johnnythemonkey on 27 March 2010 6:47pm
 
Loretto,I deleted my earlier post. I know that you weren't referring to me but I shouldn't post on an empty head.
 
Re: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding by Loretto on 28 March 2010 2:13pm
 
No worries jtm, I thought you were just having a bit of fun anyway to be honest. I have told two other Irish friends about the documnetary. there are a few tinker families living in Queens NY. Would love to know what brought them here...sure borders and visas never stopped us from traveling before!!
 



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