Some days you scroll through Twitter and wonder, “is this for real”? Yeah, it’s one of those days today.
We already know dowry is still prevalent in many parts of India, and not only is it a patriarchal concept but often results in devastating effects for a woman. And yet, there is a textbook explaining the “merits” of dowry, that naturally, makes the situation worse.
The Twitter user shared how a college textbook in India is talking about the benefits of dowry, which is regressive & problematic on so many levels!
Have a look:
Every point here is insane, and the sheer details they have mentioned are enough to tell how much we need to evolve.
Ugly-looking girls can be married off with attractive dowry with well or ugly-looking boys.
So the textbook is a part of the Sociology for nurses syllabus and is available on Amazon. And guess what? It had 4.5 ratings.
Twitteratis is clearly pissed, and they feel it’s hard to believe that we are in 2022.
This is unreal.— Akshay Maldhure (@AkshayMaldhure_) April 3, 2022
Last point actually got printed !!!— Sunday🌷 (@95_yxor) April 3, 2022
😳 text books are written pretty much like the way the country is governed . With incompetence and ignorance .— S Ravichandran (@iid_sp) April 3, 2022
Tell me this is a good joke.— Teddy (@dimwittedjoker) April 3, 2022
Merits of Dowry 🤣🤣🤣. …— ✋ Hemant:- #WeStandUnited (@hemant_1110_) April 3, 2022
Justifying wrong deed.
The 3rd point is so funny. Since dowry is so bad, it will encourage ppl to not do it 😂😂😂— Amrita Panda (@AmritaPanda20) April 3, 2022
I mean, hv a look around and u will know, ppl r least interested to do the “good” thing. Hilarious shit.
Wow. Just wow. What subject is this ???— Anjila Sinha (@jubbajai) April 3, 2022
Point # 3 is just 🤯— 🇮🇳 (@GuptRogue) April 3, 2022
How crazy can it get? 😳— Zarin (@ZarinKhanz) April 3, 2022
7000 dowry related deaths last year…this is just the number which was officially registered…no data for the ones which were not registered….please thank the author….I think he wants this number to increase….— abhishek kharat🇮🇳🇺🇦 (@abhipraj24) April 3, 2022
200 hundred years in reverse!— Bala Krishna ⚙️ (@BalaKrishnarama) April 4, 2022
This can’t be true !!!!!! We r in 2022 right ?— BM Zeeshan Hameed (@UroZedman) April 3, 2022
How could they actually print this?