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As a daughter got married, the family herd would increase owing to her bride wealth.
The T'boli woman who cannot weave well was considered low in social status and disallowed from demanding a high bride wealth or dowry, while Bontoc girls were required to learn weaving when they reached 12 years old.
Domestic violence against women, high bride wealth, the use of women as essentially "farm tools" were identified by Alubo, (17) as harmful practices that negatively affect women's RR and RH.
Mazrui (1998) further contends that since bride wealth often gives the husband more power after the payment is made, the practice is stripped of all pretences of benevolence.
25) The remaining forms of marriage were GANDHARVA, a secret and voluntary union of the girl and boy; ASURA, which included the acceptance of bride wealth (sulka), but was still the free bestowal of the bride to the groom's family; RAKSASA , marriage by abduction, and PAISACA, when a man seduces a girl who is sleeping, intoxicated, or disordered in intellect.
In South Africa, where an eleven-judge panel has legalized same-sex marriage, the question on everyone's lips was, who will pay the "lobola," an obligatory transfer of bride wealth, when there's no bride?
The payment of dowry and bride wealth in many African cultures reinforces the belief that women become the property of their husbands once the bride wealth is paid (they are assumed to have been bought).
The NUP had a name for its bride wealth, Sadiq al-Mahdi's 'national agenda', a list of demands under the theme of 'the transformation of the party-state into a nation-state'.
Bride wealth payments are made by the 'side' of the husband to the 'side' of the bride.
The NUP had a name for its bride wealth, Sadiq al-Mahdi's "national agenda;" a list of demands under the theme of "the transformation of the party-state into a nation-state.