Customs That Should Be Changed
Culture and tradition are important aspects of any society, as they give people a sense of identity and belonging. However, certain customs that were once considered acceptable might no longer be appropriate in today’s world. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the customs that we believe should be changed.
Paying for Weddings
In some cultures, it’s customary for the bride’s family to pay for the wedding. This custom can create financial strain on families and perpetuate gender inequality, as it assumes that the bride’s family is responsible for paying for the wedding. The cost of weddings can be prohibitively high, making it difficult for some families to afford. Instead, we suggest that wedding costs be split equally between the two families or that the couple pays for the wedding themselves.
The practice of giving dowries, or gifts, to the groom’s family upon marriage is still prevalent in some cultures. This practice can put a financial burden on the bride’s family and can also perpetuate gender inequality. It assumes that the groom’s family is entitled to receive gifts from the bride’s family, which is not an accurate representation of the equal partnership that marriage should be. We suggest that the practice of giving dowries be abolished or reimagined so that both families can make equal contributions.
Child marriage is still practiced in some countries, where girls are married off before the age of 18. This practice can lead to health problems, a lack of education, and forced labor for these young brides. It also perpetuates the cycle of poverty in certain communities. We believe that child marriage should be completely eradicated, and girls should be given the opportunity to receive an education and make their own choices in life.
Gender-based Dress Codes
In many workplaces and public spaces, there are dress codes that dictate what men and women can wear. These dress codes often reinforce gender stereotypes and can be discriminatory towards individuals who do not conform to traditional gender norms. We suggest that dress codes be re-evaluated to ensure that they are fair and do not unfairly target one gender or perpetuate gender stereotypes.
Change can be difficult, especially when it involves long-standing traditions and customs. However, it’s important to critically evaluate these customs to determine if they are still relevant and appropriate in our current society. By making changes to outdated customs, we can promote equality, inclusivity, and respect for all individuals.