Angry Brides: These Birds Mean Business

Posted Wednesday 25th January 2012

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Indian matrimonial company Shaadi.com recently developed an Angry Birds spin-off to raise awareness about dowry abuse and violence.

Dowries are a common practice in South Asian countries, where a bride’s family will gift money, jewellery, vehicles, and other items of wealth to the groom’s family to ensure she is well taken care of.

The Angry Brides Facebook game features an eight-armed, elegantly dressed woman who is approached by prospective husbands, each labelled with a high dowry demand. The woman wields various weapons in her arsenal – including a high heel, a frying pan, a broomstick, and a loafer – and hurls them at the grooms. Dowry prices are knocked down with every successful blow.

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