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One bride-to-be Lizzie, who had been taken out of school at 11 to concentrate on doing the housework and looking after her siblings, said: 'I think I'm ready to get married. Your life completely changes. I reckon I'll be okay though.
'We ain't going to be doctors, lawyers or anything. Housewives, that's what we're going to be. I can read if I take my time. If I read quickly I can't. But I think that's enough for travelling girls.'
The show had already documented the 'tradition' of grabbing - where men grab girls, sometimes violently, in a bid to kiss them as part of their courting rituals.
Last night, even more 'grabs' were shown, other with the victims screaming whilst their hair was pulled and they were forcibly carried away.
One traveller lad, who was shown travelling with a bunch of boys to 'hunt' for girls at the gypsies' annual Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, explained: 'Girls won't give you a kiss straight away so you've got to beat them for it.' He added: 'You've got to bend its arm, you've got to punch it. There's no friendly way of putting it.'
I've been watching that show too, really interesting how the law allows them to be treated so poorly over there
Originally posted by lizziejayne
reply to post by 23refugee
You're right there - creepy is one hell of an understatement.
I know it's technically off topic, but I just watched that season finale and whoah, that crap is uber creepy. What's the mainstream view of stuff like this? Is it popular countrywide or does it tend to be isolated pockets of the community who participate/watch?