Angry Brides is the new game that is taking on Facebook, and the subject is at least unusual: get inside an angry Indian bride who beats her husband with pans and shoes. All of these for a noble purpose, says the Indian company that crated it: it’s about an awareness campaign against domestic violence the Indian spouses obey their wives to receive a higher dowry, writers Reuters.
The dowry – which can consist of jewelry, clothing, cars and money – is a tradition still practiced in India and is given by the bride’s family to the groom and his family to ensure that she will be treated well in their home. This tradition is considered illegal for over five decades, but it’s much practiced, and the groom’s family usually asks for more money after marriage, putting pressure on the bride that is often translated by physical violence and mental abuses that can push her even to suicide.
Angry Brides was developed by the Indian dating site Shaadi.com, whose vice Ram Bhamidi says: “It’s our way to consider a ban on dowry”. More than 276,000 people have LIKEd Angry Brides since last week when the game launched.
According to a 2007 study, there is one death in every four hours caused by dowry-related violence against women.