This article in the NYTimes caught my attention: Please Don’t Marry Our Daughters
The website MarryOurDaughters.com is a joke…at second glance. The website claims to sell underage girls in marriage for large dowries.
Mr. Ordover quickly conceded the page was a parody aimed at drawing attention to inconsistencies in state marriage laws. States consider it a crime for adults to have s*x with minors, but they allow kids as young as 12 to get married with parental and sometime judicial permission.
What I can’t get over is that some people actually took it seriously.