Sometimes it looks to me like reducing women to a mere commodity.
I know this is a tradition handed over to us by our ancestors
but then so many things they gave us was not good for us and we dropped them.
Now before you jump all over me,
i am not saying its a bad thing
but i see it as paying for a woman since its not the same in the western world.
We dont have to emulate them though
but in some places the bride prizes are high that it discourages poor people to marry from there.
What do you think about this bride prize of a thing ?