Do today’s women consider it a must for your husband to be, pay dowry to your parents?
Would our parents be disappointed if you alerted them that you don’t plan to do the whole dowry thing?
I ask because I believe it is one part of our culture that dictates male / female relations giving an advantage to men, especially in rural Kenya.
Are there women who will stay away from dowry just so that they cannot be claimed as owned or having been ‘bought’ by their husband’s family?
Is there a modern way of looking at dowry?
Shouldn’t dowry be purely an exchange of gifts and a process of unifying two families without expectations of money or ‘goats’?