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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...-marriage.html
    Chinese 'ghost bride' sold twice into marriage
    A woman in China was sold twice into marriage within days, despite both she and the grooms being dead.


    The woman, from China's Hebei Province, near Beijing, died over the Lunar Year holiday, according to the Global Times.


    But her family decided to sell her for a "ghost marriage", a superstition that sees dead bachelors married off so they can wander the afterlife together.

    Despite Mao Tse Tung attempting to stamp out the practice after he and the Communist Party came to power in 1949, the black market for 'corpse brides' continues to thrive today.

    In this case, the family sold their dead daughter, receiving 35,000 yuan (3,500), where a spirit wedding was conducted. The two were then buried together.

    Grave robbers however dug up the brides body, and were caught by police marrying her off to a dead bachelor in another town for 30,000 yuan, it was claimed.
    In 2007, a man was arrested after killing and then selling six women, claiming that "killing people and selling their bodies is less work than stealing them from graves."


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    Nice to know that women's experience with sexism and disrespect doesn't end with death. >_>
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    Exactly what I was thinking...goodness gracious.
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    In 2007, a man was arrested after killing and then selling six women, claiming that "killing people and selling their bodies is less work than stealing them from graves."
    Wow, clearly a genius there.


    Interesting...I have actually never heard of this custom when I was growing up. I only knew about this after watching an episode on Bones that was centered around this practice.

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