Saturday, May 30, 2009

No money no honey

The dowry system in Thailand is a social mechanism that allows parents to sell their daughters. The groom literally buys his bride in a grotesque ritual involving a large bowl filled with money for the neighbours to see that the parents received a good price for their daughter. The practice corrupts romantic marriage and legitimises the exchange of cash for sex. The dowry system of marriage is primitive and barbaric and it should be abolished by law in Thailand as it has been in the rest of the civilized world.

Cha-am Jamal

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