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Ross Macdonald said 'A debutante ball is the closest thing we have to slave markets.' Do you agree?
In Manila, even the lower classes practice this ball and I don't see why not.
'A debutante (from the French débutante, "female beginner") is a girl or young lady from an aristocratic or upper class family who has reached the age of maturity and, as a new adult, is introduced to society at a formal "debut" presentation. Originally, it meant the young woman was eligible to marry, and part of the purpose was to display her to eligible bachelors and their families with a view to marriage within a select upper class circle...'