The Dowry System Essay by mcriggs

The Dowry System
This paper discusses what the dowry system is and its detrimental affects towards women.
# 62861 | 1,326 words | 4 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2005 in Women Studies (Marriage) , Women Studies (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper begins with explaining the complexities of the dowry system in itself, as well as the exact process of it. Thereafter, some real examples of dowry system marriage products with horrible results are discussed. The problems with this practice are then clearly stated. Lastly, the approach that must be taken to ever begin abolishing this system are touched upon.

From the Paper:

"Growing up children in the United States have always been taught when they get old enough they will meet that special person, fall in love, and get married. However, what they are not taught is that all of the other societies in this world are not like us. There are some societies that believe marriage should not be based on love. They instead believe it should be based on economical and or status gain. In the country of India there are marriages that occur based on love, but they are far from the norm. The marriages that mostly occur in India are based on something called the dowry system."

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