Daily Archives: Apr. 17th, 08

Breast Ironing

In Cameroon, parents are “ironing” the breasts of their female children. Why? To prevent them from developing breasts and attracting men. Basically, this is a form of birth control in their minds.

Extremely disturbing, the lack of information about sexual education is leading folks to disfigure and harm their girlchildren. Sometimes two times a day, everyday for two months… hot stones, fresh from the fire are placed on a young girl’s breasts. As young as 9 years of age.

Check out this documentary from Current TV:

http://current.com/items/88852332_breast_ironing (sorry, I’m having trouble embedding).

An alternative would be to increase sex education or to place the onus on men to control themselves in regards to young girls, instead of trying to impede puberty so that the girls don’t attract the men.

I post this for your information and because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. With that, we recognize sexual and gender violence against women all over the world.


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Ok, what I said about the pope before…

I still mean. 

Still ridiculous, in my humble opinion. 

BUT I do appreciate him calling his OWN church out on their shit (Pedophilia running rampant and unchecked for who knows how many years) and for calling America on their shit. Nothing new, Blacks and Native Americans have been screaming this same stuff for years:

“Americans have always been a people of hope,” he said during his homily. “Your ancestors came to this country with the experience of finding new freedom and opportunity.

“To be sure, this promise was not experienced by all the inhabitants of this land; one thinks of the injustices endured by the native American peoples and by those brought here forcibly from Africa as slaves.”

See MSNBC Article:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24176725

Word to the Pope.

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