Oh, so you are going to take dowry for your marriage. Right! But before moving ahead just give me a moment. I want to bring back your attention to a couple of facts, then you decided whatever you wish to do.
So first, just look at its rational full form. Yup, the actual full form of dowry, which will blow your head. The full form of Dowry says-
O– Of first order
R– Rely on their wives for money
Y– Yet shameless.
So are you the one who is that shameless. I guess nope.
My post is confined for those greedy monsters who break off bride’s family backbone just to show off. Monsters, who can’t even afford petrol but they need a car in the price. As being a sensible human, I am putting my five rational reasons why you should avoid taking dowry.
1-You need to keep up your Self-respect:
Dude, don’t you have self-respect that you are begging before your wife’s parents for money. Seriously, if you don’t have then I must pity you. You are man of the world only to show your attitude to her after marriage. Can’t you just work hard and make your own money.
2-You are not an item on sale:
Item on sell literally!!! Are you the one? Here every item that is in the market has a price. The market price of an IAS is one crore. It also has some discount if the girl is an IAS. Selling price of Engineers and Doctors vary from college to college and company to company. An IITian has price tag of 25 lakh. Are you a selling item in the market or a thing on auction where highest bidder would pay the price and get you. Just think. You may get money, but you might miss a good girl.
Yup, you heard me right. If you are a man, you have to be a trendsetter. So countless would follow your path. By refusing dowry you can become an example which will help to eradicate this social evil. Someone has to initiate and you should be the one.
4-You can saving a girl child:
Look at those little angels who usually got killed just because of this pathetic dowry system. Dowry is the main reason why people don’t prefer a girl child. So, don’t do candle march, don’t campaign, but just change your mindset and stop this curse and I assure, the change will come to society.
5-You could avoid being in Jail:
Yes, you can be put behind bars for asking dowry. In fact a wicked girl can make you fall in the trap and put you behind bars. Believe me if you think you will get famous like freedom fighters as they too went to jail then no such thing will happen. You might face a boycott from society if media came into action. So be brave, be rational and end this stigma of dowry. I am sure you will do.
(About the author-Jaya Bajpayee is a radical thinker and avid reader who lives in Lucknow.)