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Breast Ironing

July 28, 2010

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

In the African country of Cameroon, girls as young as 9 are being forced to undergo ‘breast ironing’ as a way to curb teenage pregnancy and sexually assault. Nevermind that you know, flattening someone’s chest with burning stones is assault.

For some ungodly reason, people in Cameroon believe that suppressing the formation of breasts will curb assault on women. Because you know, rape and assault is TOTALLY all about the size of tits.

Dear world, can we please stop blaming and punishing women for the actions of others? Just once, ONCE, I would like to wake up and read the news and not see that someone has figured out a new way to punish women and suppress sexuality.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2010 6:54 am

    I’ve previously heard of this practice. It doesn’t stop or inhibit breast growth at all; it’s just a terrible way to mutilate a woman.

  2. July 29, 2010 10:23 pm

    Any mother who would do this to her child has been horribly brainwashed by a male-dominated society.

  3. Kathy Barthelemy permalink
    September 10, 2010 6:54 pm

    Mercy of God…….what a twisted way of thinking. This mother has believed a lie first and foremost. How dare we do such a thing to a young girl. I am just plain horrified that this is a practice in a country that already does massive harm to females. In other parts of this country, Africa they circumcise females. What more tremendously hideous things can a person conjure up to hurt female. Has to stop. Absolutely has to stop.

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