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Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by yemmy95: 7:26am On May 12, 2017
Traditions are one thing in Africa that can not be brushed aside and Ethiopia is another good example of great tradition in which women from the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia get whipped to demonstrate their love for their men has been spotlighted by photographer Jeremy Hunter.

The women of this tribe engage in a tribal ceremony during which they are flogged to show the sacrifices they make for their men.

The tradition is known as Ukuli Bula and is done as part of a Rite of Passage ceremony for boys.


To reach manhood, Hamar boys must undergo two rituals: circumcision and a leap over the bulls. This determines whether the young Hamar male is ready to make the social jump from youth to adulthood. During this ceremony, their female family members declare their love for the young men and to prove the sacrifice they are willing to endure, they beg men to whip them.

After the ceremony held in the Omo River Valley, the boy becomes a man and is now allowed to marry.

Hunter shared a series of photographs documenting the ceremony and revealed that after the whipping, tradition allows those women to call on help from those who marked them if ever they are in need of help. Young Hamar women sometimes coat their bodies with butter to lessen the effect of the whipping.

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Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Paulpaulpaul(m): 8:16am On May 12, 2017
I don't want to call this barbaric.



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Is this true?
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Nobody: 8:25am On May 12, 2017
Paulpaulpaul:
I don't want to call this barbaric.




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Is this true?
It's their culture, but I think it's extreme.
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by princetom1(m): 1:57pm On Aug 20, 2017
Hati13:

It's their culture, but I think it's extreme.


Isn't it funny? These tribes has access to buy pant and bra to use bt don't wear clothes...
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Nobody: 7:33am On Aug 21, 2017
princetom1:


Isn't it funny? These tribes has access to buy pant and bra to use bt don't wear clothes...
Yes it's and they can buy pant and bra, but they don't like to join the society in larger scale. They hadn't in the past.

That is why the ppl in the lower valleys of Awash and Omo registered as UNESCO heritage sites, because their cultures are so unique and are living now like their ancestors had lived for many thousands of years.

Those ppl languages are part of the Afro-Asiatic super family language.
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Blackfire(m): 10:36am On Aug 21, 2017
In one of those pictures they look like zombies...
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Nobody: 11:57am On Aug 21, 2017
This is one society in which feminists should work on.

Of course the law was created by men, and the flogging happens when THE MEN who are related to the women ring flogged are going through their initiation ceremony. All they have to do is jump over some cattle while their women are being tortured. If they fall, guess who gets beaten. Their women.

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Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Danrizzle: 2:53pm On Aug 21, 2017
Weird indeed. I wonder if this their hair is actually created this way(red and dread-like) or they just improvised it themselves. The Himbas also carry this kind of hair-look.
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Danrizzle: 2:59pm On Aug 21, 2017
Muafrika2:
This is one society in which feminists should work on.

Of course the law was created by men, and the flogging happens when THE MEN who are related to the women ring flogged are going through their initiation ceremony. All they have to do is jump over some cattle while their women are being tortured. If they fall, guess who gets beaten. Their women.

Angry angry
You're wrong sexist!
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by Nobody: 5:04pm On Aug 21, 2017
Danrizzle:
You're wrong sexist!
About what? undecided
Re: Ethiopian Village Where Women Are Flogged As A Sign Of Love For Their Men by slendxy: 10:57am On Aug 22, 2017
Culture and tradition is beautiful but I don't consider this one beautiful.

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