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To: mamelukesabre

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.


44 posted on 07/29/2010 9:33:33 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: lastchance
The practice is now more common in urban areas than in villages, because mothers fear their children could be more exposed to sexual abuse in towns and try to suppress outward signs of sexuality, the survey said.

This Statement is ridiculous on the surface of it.

50 posted on 07/29/2010 9:40:45 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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