A family should be able to assess whether a man can provide for his family without coercing him to pay something.hunter8 wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:23 pmBride price is sort of a guarantee the future husband can provide for his family, shows his responsibility. Yes, it’s a good thing.
Second, it can be a compensation to the bride’s parents in countries with no safety net. Yes, it’s a good thing.
Thirdly, the husband will value his wife more if he had to work more than just with his well-hanged tongue to get her. Yes, there is a triple benefit in this tradition, at least triple.
The bride price bonds them together, the divorce rate compared to western countries is the best proof.
Second, it seems a rather random way to address the safety net- what if some families had no girls? Or some families had more boys than girls? A lot of it is depending just on luck. If providing a safety net is really the goal, then perhaps both male and female should make a payment to their parents on getting married?
Third, hopefully he will value his wife even if he didn't pay something. If not, then something has to change culturally to ensure that people value their spouses.
Imagine your young daughter comes home with a guy, he could be of a similar age (or likely like many of you) 25+ years her senior.
He wants to marry your little princess, but only in a mosque/kibbutz/pagoda, whatever it is you really don't believe in. Then doesn't want to buy a ring/go on honeymoon/have a ceremony/whatever else is your time honored tradition.
You'd be saying to yourself 'This guy ain't right, he doesn't respect our traditions'.
It may be horseshit but it's our/their horseshit. Even that Chinese dwad poster who had his cock out in the wedding photos accepted that. It is the way
Sorry, few this afternoon.
Try marrying a women against her will, or multiple women against their will at the same time. The wedding night may not end in marital bliss.
However in Kyrgyzstan, there is bride kidnapping.
Publicly showing that a man can take care of his better half is a Khmer tradition. Isn’t that a good thing? Or is it better for a girl to marry a man that’s a devoted begpacker?
It is rare, but it does still happen in Cambodia.
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