Skip to comments.Brutality in Cameroon: The Barbaric Practice of Breast Ironing
Posted on 07/29/2010 8:41:22 PM PDT by TheHawksNest
Little girls in Cameroon are being betrayed by their own mothers. Using piping hot stones, women iron their pubescent daughters breasts to destroy any visible sign of budding womanhood. Some of the victims of this torture are as young as nine.
The scars are horrific.
Women say it is love that drives them to brutalize their daughters this way, that they just want to protect young girls from being raped or becoming pregnant at an early age. Instead, they end up with daughters who are both mutilated and pregnant. Not only are the girls disfigured, but many suffer infection, pain, psychological distress, and damage to the breast tissue that can cause lactation difficulties and perhaps even breast cancer.
As with female genital mutilation, girls are having their bodies violated in unthinkable ways in order to control their sexuality. Why bother to address a high teen pregnancy rate with education about sex and birth control when you can scald away the flesh from your daughters chest? And of course, its easier to blame little girls for being too enticing than it is to repair a culture in which rape and assault are prevalent.
Please watch the documentary embedded below for more on this cruelty. (Note: The video contains some nudity.)
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You don't suppose they could use something like heavy gloves, oven mitts, or other devices to keep their hands away from the rocks?
In six years here I’ve never hit the abuse button, and I’m not going to start now. I have no idea whether the video in question is real or a hoax, as has been suggested, and I’m not going to give the Horowitz blog a hit to find out.
I just thought you’d all be interested in what is passing for “News” on our Forum.
Talk about taking “blame the victim” to extremes. I’ll tell you what those moms should be ironing. But I think you already know what that is.
From the website http://circumstitions.com/breastiron.html
Thirteen-year-old Geraldine Mbafor could not hold back her tears as she narrated her ordeal.
“I had just finished doing my homework when my mother summoned me to the kitchen. She boiled water and in the water she put a grinding stone. She then removed the stone holding it with a thick cloth to protect her hands, and placed it my breasts and started ironing them,” she stated.
“I felt so much pains that I started crying. After that she bandaged my breasts with a band called breast-band...She did this to me for two-and-a-half months.”
According to 14-year-old Amelia, who would not give her family name, her breasts started developing when she was nine. Her elder sister decided to massage them every evening with a towel soaked in hot water.
“This was very painful, and every evening before I slept, she would put a big elastic belt well fastened round my chest to flatten my breasts.”
“Six months later the flesh that held my breasts was already weak. At 10, I already had fallen breasts and each time I undress I’m ashamed and it is a big complex.”
And yeah it is important enough to worry about.
I haven’t seen pictures of that “actually happening”
I love ya man but I didn’t see that happening.
If it does happen that’s atrocious, but I think this is a piece that is just meant to get people keyed up so they can get them to agree to gubmint schooling.
You didn’t watch the vid DID YOU??
go watch the vid, wise guy, then revise your statement.
There is no news on the forum now that the lawyers and liberal turds have targeted us.
those poor, poor, babies.
Your kidding right? Are you comparing surgical circumcision or hey even ritual circumcision on a male infant with the practice of breast ironing? And just what propoganda is being advanced? That mutilating young girls to protect them from rape is wrong?
The author’s conclusion that sex ed and birth control are the answer is screwed up but that does not mean the practice does not exist or that it is not a cruel torture.
That is like saying that since some people believe abortion should be permitted in the cases of rape that saying woman get raped is propoganda to support abortion.
Do you even hear yourself?
This Statement is ridiculous on the surface of it.
So do tell how does a Bris compare to breast ironing?
I know! Let’s bring these people to the USA, because we NEED diversity, and all cultures are equally wonderful and contribute to a lovely quilt of multi-culturalism!!
Hey didn’t you count the syllables? Try to be impressed.
Oh I hear every word.
Then I can write nothing more without getting personal.
Was that filmed in Chicago?
The practice is rare to nominal at best.
And they are using it to promote gubmint sex ed.
YOU KNOW WHERE THAT”S GOING.
And I suppose your point is that the mohel in the bottom left part of the picture is grinding the childs penis off between a brick in each hand...
No need to get personal.
My sister used to iron her hair. That was horrifying! She even would burn her forearm hair off with the gas stove!
The poor thing.
I was scarred for life, I tell ya. forearm hair...YUCK! On a GIRL even! Oh the horrors.