What do you think of the dowry system still practiced here in India

@lovenluck (1068)
India
May 30, 2008 12:13pm CST
Still in this 21st century ,we find dowry death's in India. every day we see papers flooded with these news of the bride being burned or killed for she failed to bring in dowry.It's vicious and should be stopped. Though abolished it's still in practice here and guess what even the young and the educated youths demands for it. what do you people have to say on this? ps- Dowry is a system were the bride has to bring in a fixed sum of money or goods(fixed before marriage).
1 response
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
30 May 08
I'm afraid being a western woman I think the whole arranged marriage, and dowry system are barbaric and outdated. Women are people too and shouldn't be used as barter. Women should have choices and who they marry is one of those choices that only she should make. As for the Dowry how stupid is that? People in love should marry because they love each other and how much a dowry is should have no baring on it at all. It is middle ages thinking all the way and I say Hey India wake up and get with the program. Women are people not animals to be sold to the highest bidder from the right caste! sorry if I offended anyone it is just I am not only a Canadian woman I am an equal rights supporter because after all men are no better that women, we are all people.
@lovenluck (1068)
• India
30 May 08
I am an Indian and it hurts but this is the truth and we got to face it, I too believe that love cannot be bought or sold but just recently My sister got married and the guy demanded a huge sum of money and he tells he loves her. how the fuc* does he love her when he can demand ransom for marrying her ,I tried it argue even with my sis but she too failed to understand. Money was not the problem ,being a reasonably placed in the society it was not the problem ,but the fact is there is no love in the relationship .
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
30 May 08
I work with lots of Indians and some of these arranged marriages work out great and love wins out in the end. I also think in some ways it would be easier than having to go through all the bullsh*t of dating. I guess I am a romantic at heart and think marriage and love go hand in hand. I am sorry if I hurt your feelings.