Dowry and Bride Cost Aren’t the Ditto

Dowry and Bride Cost Aren’t the Ditto

05 May Dowry and Posted at 17:43h in Ethics, Sexuality & Family, Sociology by Jason A. Staples 53 commentary

An song that is old arrived through to my iPhone last week that brought my focus on an incredibly typical blunder, one We have heard duplicated also by those that should be aware better: the concept of a “dowry” as a cost compensated by the bridegroom (groom/husband become) to be able to get their spouse. This mistake may lead alternatively up to a misunderstanding of older cultures as overly misogynistic (“buying” ladies like chattel) or even romantic notions of a mature time when all husbands-to-be would buy their brides at great cost, with all the moms and dads overseeing the deal. […]