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gamophobia.

marriage

The legal joining of two adults.
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Imrana Jalal included bride price in Vanuatu, the Solomons, PNG, and East Timor in her survey of Harmful Practices Against Women in Pacific Island Countries for a UN Conference in Ethiopia in May 2009.
The impact of poverty on bride price was one of the most dramatic influences reported to affect marriage practices in these settings, as the conflicts in northern Uganda and eastern DRC negatively altered family and community economies.
These issues need to be understood in the context of Emecheta's Bride Price.
Social customs are here enforced by the fact that her father may not want to refund his son-in-law with the heavy bride price he has pocketed, to which may be furthermore added the expenses of the wedding ceremony (sacrificed pig and chickens provided or paid by the son-in-law).
Today, even reasonable boys pay just $50 bride price and a copy of the holy Koran after making the girl pregnant or seeing her secretly for months.
Back to our story of the bride price, I understand that the purpose for the bride price is to bring the two families together and not for anyone to benefit.
One young man in a class taught by a teacher in this group read The Bride Price and wrote in an essay, in fact, that "We're imposing Western values by the way we read this book.
A woman seeking a divorce also must repay a portion of her bride price, which creates an additional hardship.
But the question of "dhan khanu"(here selling of daughters) or politics of bride price is very different in Nepal, particularly among the Tibeto-Burman groups.
Emmanuel had paid a bride price of six cows, four goats, and 60 liters of local beer to my parents.
According to Ilkkaracan, bride price allows men to assume they have purchased ownership of their wives' lives and sexual choices.
Simatei next discusses Rubadiri's "poetic prose" No Bride Price, which has two sympathetic Indian characters, though as children of a diplomat, they escape the tensions of East African Asians, who had hitched their wagon to colonial power.